My grandma gave me a couple outfits to use the material how I wanted. I put them in my closet and there they sat for.... 2 years? I didn't have any special ideas until I was looking one day and looked at the tag and saw it was 100% Rayon - and of course, I immediately thought "1940's". It was pretty simple from there - button down, with a little waist band, shorten the sleeves, cute buttons, put some gathers in, voila! :)
This is the original
And here's my remake
I got my shoes on sale - eeeeep! I love them! :)
I made dorset buttons to go all the way down the front - and I realllllly like how they came out! It was worth all the work! :)
Rather than take out the sleeves to pull in the shoulders, I just gathered the fabric.
Oh look, there's my hair. My sister did it for me, and I am quite pleased with it! :)
The back bodice is gathered, and the skirt is 1/2" pleats
Up close pleats
This is the first installment of a series of "remaking" posts - I have a lot more to remake! :)
Sorry I haven't posted much lately - summer has been super busy and sewing hasn't been a huge priority. Just some random tidbits into my life:
• Going to see a youth play of Les Miserables, and hearing the VERY BEST version of Bring Him Home EVER! Oh my goodness.... it was amazing - worth the price of admission plus some more! :)
• Getting ready for bed, and glancing up to see a huge black spider on the wall. Being the "brave girl" that I am, I grabbed a tissue to smash it and it escaped by climbing onto the top of the tissue and proceeded toward my hand. I, of course, stifled a scream and flung my hand around, which meant I didn't know if the spider was in my bed or crawling on the wall behind my head. Needless to say, trying to go to sleep after that was a bit hard. :)
• Puppy got his hair cut, and I miss the fluff, but he is realllllly cute still! :)
• Trying to sing in French and Italian and not confuse the two by switching the vowels! LOL!
So that's about it! :) See ya'll later!