Friday, June 20, 2008

Cherry Baby

I made this one using McCall's 4243. I added some rick rack and adjusted the pockets to the 'right' place. I also tried a new technique on the neck straps and ties. It uses two fabrics and is a very pretty effect.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More of my Vintage Patterns

I thought I put up a few more pictures of some of my collection. I am really liking these retro styles like the first 2 (Ebay wins). And,I came home from the flea market yesterday with the 2 on the bottom. The bottom pattern is still factory folded and even the reorder strip on the flap is still intact. I kind of hate to use it!

Friday, June 6, 2008

My Vintage Dress Form

This was given to me by a friend's mother. It belonged to my friend's grandmother. I keep meaning to ask for her grandmother's name, so I know what to call her. It is made of heavy cardboard and put together with brass paper fasteners. The close-ups are of the brand name on the upper front and the center back waistline. It must have taken quite a bit of time to put this together as there are dozens of paper fasteners.

Another Ebay Win

These 3, all from different decades, are my newest inspirations, along with my new "A is for Apron" book. I think I'll start with McCall's 4243.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Summer Swaps

Here are the 2 aprons I made for my summer swaps. The pink and green one has been received and I hope the other will arrive to it's new owner by the end of the week.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Apron Angels Sent

Here are the aprons I made and sent off for Lucy's Apron Angels.