Posted in Art Books, Sewing, Vintage, WonkyGiraffe, tagged 70s, alice, cinderella, disco, dress, facebook, pattern, vintage, wonderland on April 1, 2010|
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Hijacked into making a ”1970’s” dress with a only a few days notice.
Luckily I remembered this pattern from my vintage stash…
…so sometimes the inability to throw away “useful stuff” is…well, useful!
Lovely Mum helped with the shopping, choosing and sewing up; I had (scary) cutting & fitting.
I had to use another pattern for the sleeves, which seemed to fit OK, but (according to exasperated, sewing, Mum) did not fit when seamed! She worked some magic and they looked great to me. They were in, and there was a seam – albeit a tiny one. She shoots, she (lucky rebound) scores!
Cross country delivery to me for hemming and headband making etc. Yes it did look like a bit like a blouse after this, but that was the specified length!
Followed by a cross country dash for the “Cinderella shall go to the disco party” bit.
And she looked F.A.B ..
And will possibly (if she notices) kill me for blogging this!
The texted “thank-you” as we arrived home was an aawww moment.
Quite fun really… maybe I should start making clothes again?
Oh and also a bit of last minute fun, a “card box” for birthday Alice. Starting from my “Alice in Wonderland” story box, but using some blooming lucky, spot on, photos from facebook – I could not have staged a much better fit.
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