Good evening all!..I’m just sitting here enjoying my last few hours of relaxation before I head off to start the work week in the morning…I decided to write this post because I really wanted to share other stuff besides my cool new dress….I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but my family is chock full of seamstresses, quilters, and tailors; yayyyy me amiright? (on my Daddy’s side of the family)….A little tidbit of information that made my instant take to sewing out of the clear Blue sky much easier to understand….My Mama sewed for us too when my Brother and me were little….
My Auntie Brenda (my Daddy’s Sister) was cleaning out some closets at my Bigmama’s house and found a suitcase full of fabric….She of course called me and I came and picked it up….In my mind I KNEW that fabric was going to literally throw me right back into my Mad Men obsession…..I have been forever obsessed with the older styles; like the 50’s and 60’s and when Mad Men came out with that killer story line AND killer fashion I was hooked….I immediately started to look for patterns and fabric to whip up similar stuff….My Bigmama’s suitcase though; was fulla’ fabric that actually came from that era….Nothing but Mad Men stuff; there was no other way (or at least I didn’t feel the need to look for one)…..Sooooo last night at 11:32 pm I decided to start a new dress (yeah, in the middle of the night smh), my trusty New Look Pattern #0167…it has five super vintage-y views and I’ve sewn the majority of them….I whipped up View C and I promise you its that neckline that gets me every time….IMO, you don’t have to accessorize as much when you have super cool design features on your clothes…
I used a very sturdy, Olive green, tartan kinda fabric; however I don’t know what kind it is….its so and strong and awesome….it kinda reminds me of denim….it sewed up real nice because its so easy to work with so the dress was finished this afternoon….I put the sleeves on and hemmed it and was done….it photographed a kind of pea green but its really more Olive…I’m still in the market for a camera that takes sharper piccies….
I’m thinking I’ll pair my new dress with some Navy boots I have in my shoe stash….I’ll take more pictures later when I wear it too; if I don’t add the photos to this post I’ll make a short one and just share this one again with it….
I LOVE THIS DRESS….I LOVE THIS DRESS….DID I SAY I LOVE THIS DRESS?….not only is it from my beloved Bigmama’s fabric stash, it’s also satisfies my need to dress from another era, and lets me show off one of my favorite New Look Patterns once again…..Yasssssssssss….and of course I added more retro coolness by taking to my vintage zipper stash….and my luck allowed me to have a 22″ zipper in Navy….Yeah baby!!!!! (in my Austin Powers voice)….the fabric smelled kind of stale so after I finished sewing it I put it in the wash and air dried it…..its now damn near perfect….
Well let me share these pictures because I can literally talk about my sewing and the ties that bind for-ever…..I’ll share myself modeling it soon as I can but for now Pink Cookie has to assist….Belle didn’t wear it well this go ’round….Que Sera Sera right?