Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Vintage Clothing and New Website

Very excited to be working on my own website, i'm not set up to take orders through it yet but i do have some things listed with info and pricing. I will be taking a limited number of orders each month, less than i have been taking in the past, so i can focus on making samples, trying out new designs and expanding the vintage clothing options. Feel free to check out the site as it is now at the link below :-) 

Also I havent shared much about the vintage here on this blog, but thought you all might appreciate seeing some of it, here are a few things that i have listed through Etsy right now all 1950s-1960s
3pc 1960s cotton set XS

 1950s real fur evening coat black and brown-M/L
 1960s orange and ivory ribbon lace wiggle dress Size M
 1950s red black check secretary wiggle dress- Size S
1960s orange silk cocktail dress size M

Monday, December 8, 2014

Little Black Pinup Dress

 I used a stretch faille bengaline fabric, which has the stretch running lengthwise which is a bit unusual, most fabrics stretch width wise or both ways so it requires laying the fabric out in the other direction. I lined the dress with stretch satin and i made the ''sleeves'' using a soft dotted mesh. I had to use a black nylon to support the shoulder as the fabric stretches a bit and it needed to help support the dress. I also cut the sleeve drape a bit looser than photographed as you can see she isnt able to lift her arms up very high. In my opinion what good is a dress you cant dance in? The bodice has no darts only 4 pleats along the top neckline to allow for the bust, the skirt is a basic pencil cut with two darts front and back.

Below are the images that i was sent, i do not know where she found these or who to credit as the designer. If anybody knows please feel free to post in the comments :-)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Breakfast At Tiffany's Black Dresses

 Somehow i must have forgotten to blog about these, i know i have post pictures of both before but never did a post just on this classic film. This is my version of the black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in ''breakfast at Tiffany's'' made from black matte satin with straight full length skirt,  side zipper. The original style has a gathered waist skirt and no walking slit for the ''hobble skirt'' walk that she does but not everyone likes the extra fabric at the waist so i have also done a more fitted version with a darted skirt also pictured above.

Second is my version of the short shift dress with the fringe hem. Scoop neck front and back, neckline and armhole facing body is unlined, tie sash is attached at the back darts. Black suiting fabric with black chainette fringe.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Marilyn Monroe Green Vest

 Styled after a top that Marilyn wore during a photo shoot called "Monroe & Baumen Sitting''
Green brocade vest with cream tulle bust attached, faux double breasted front, fully lined, back is butter yellow satin, original vest was also like this. back invisible zipper. This one is available at the link below :-)