Monday, July 25, 2011

Restyed Vintage & New Dresses

Here is what i have been working on the past few weeks,

This blue & white vintage batik fabric dress is made in the same syle as Marilyn Monroe's cherry dress in ''The Mistfits" very 50s wrap front fitted waist and my favorite part the low back

This Orange bird print dress is made from new cotton fabric and its not really a vintage style but i loved the style and wanted to try it out, it has boning support and bra cups, smocked elastic back and 2 layers if ruffles.

This wiggle dress made from Egyptian print cotton with red pipping, fitted through the body with a ruffle hem, a low back with lacing, bra cups. This one sold the day i listed it :-)

This is a restyle of a vintage 80s/90s sundress. it was midcalf length, so i shortened it added the bust ruffle with pink lace and the bow, it has a smocked back. Now its very cute and now not so dated.

This is a vintage 90s mini dress it had some ugly shoulder/cap sleeves that i removed, love the hip pockets. i added the lace trim and tulle skirt. Now its a fun party dress :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Black & White Swimsuit

I designed this suit after seeing a vintage striped satin suit on ebay years ago. Someone saw a picture of the first one i made and i have since had a few requests for it, so here is the one i just finished. It has boning in the topside seams and soft foam cups, an elastic band across the back with hooks, i have hook and eye tape which is the best stuff ever so much easier than sewing each.
the shorts were modified from a vintage swimsuit pattern and have little darts under the butt to keep from gaping, i drafted the front skirt which gathers with drawstrings up the front. The whole top and bottom are lined in light weight cotton, i used a vintage zipper for the shorts and finished the top edge with a bias binding :-)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Junes Projects

I have been quite busy and i haven't been keeping up with posting my projects. So, there are a lot for this post.The second style of bridesmaids dress with the green silk below and,

The gold plaid dress with a veep V neckline with a cream satin bodice and cream lace, gold ribbon bow and cream trim, fully lined. I finally finished this one i got side tracked and forgot about it for a few weeks. It would make a great Holiday dress i think :-)
available at my Etsy Shop

I tried out this vintage 60s Pacifica pattern 3030, Empire waist with wrap straps made out of new cotton stripe fabric and gold trim i think it turned out pretty cute, but next time i think i'll make the straps narrower as they go to the back they turned out wider than in the picture.

this was a top someone started sometime in the 60s that i restyled since pieces were missing, it's available at my Etsy shop Morningstar84

And finally this sun-suit inspired by 40's and 50's pinups, made a new Hawaiian print cotton, fully lined in cotton, the shorts have a little gathered skirt across the front, and the halter strap top has an elastic band that hooks on the side, just like a vintage bra/top i have from the 50's so it's pretty accurate though i did sewn in foam bra cups.
I have a black and white stripe set i'm working on now just like the one above, and pictures will be up soon, thanks for stopping by :-)