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Sunday, June 13th 2010

10:35 AM

Latest Sewing Project ~ Simplicity 3932...MOVED

12 Additional Thoughts.

Posted by Emily:

love the changes you made, and the pattern is so nice and timeless.:)
Wednesday, June 16th 2010 @ 11:55 PM

Posted by Clare Ryan:

Charming! The embroidery on the fabric is so exquisite... a little elven fashion in the 60's!
Wednesday, June 16th 2010 @ 8:53 AM

Posted by Lizzie:

Thanks so much, everyone! I'm not an expert sewer, but I am slow and careful, and I had a great teacher, my grandmother.

Heather, that's funny because I almost didn't use that hanger photo as it is so bad. But I didn't have time to retake it and I want to give an idea of the fabric...

Karen, there were some really pretty clothes in the late 70s, so there's hope for you yet!
Tuesday, June 15th 2010 @ 6:45 AM

Posted by heather:

I must say that the hanger photo had me worried, it doesn't hang like much but on you it looks fabulous.... well done.
Monday, June 14th 2010 @ 9:59 PM

Posted by samsara:

You look lovely and your sewing skills are amazing. You rock those culottes! Thank you for sharing this photo!
And thank you for explaining the Big Girl Clothes Theory. Now I know where my psychedelic dress addiction comes from.
Monday, June 14th 2010 @ 2:35 PM

Posted by Nancy Grant:

So beautiful! I love your new dress! Awesome sewing job!
Monday, June 14th 2010 @ 11:06 AM

Posted by Karen/Small Earth Vintage:

Wow! Once again, I am jealous of the sewing skills of others and *really* wish I'd let my mom teach me more about sewing when I was younger. That looks fab on you, Lizzie. I love the fabric, the cut, the buttons--everything! A perfect summer dress.

Your dress theory scares me a little, as it would mean I'm secretly coveting a lot of late 1970s polyester. I did have older cousins whose disco era clothes I loved wearing as a youngster, so there may be some truth to it!
Monday, June 14th 2010 @ 6:26 AM

Posted by Trudy Callan:

Your dress is lovely. It's looks beautiful on you.

Monday, June 14th 2010 @ 5:40 AM

Posted by Sarah:

You've made a fabulous job of that dress, and it looks great on you!

I have similar reservations about culottes too, although I can 'see' how they are practical and comfortable. Perhaps if I found an original 30s pair by Schiaparelli I might change my mind!
Monday, June 14th 2010 @ 12:53 AM

Posted by Inky:

That looks so smart on you Lizzie!!
Sunday, June 13th 2010 @ 7:12 PM

Posted by Mod Betty / Retro Roadmap:

I was just about to say- adorable and looks comfortable! I love sundress weather, and would like to clone a few of the dresses I have, I'd wear them all the time!
Sunday, June 13th 2010 @ 6:55 PM

Posted by KeLLy Ann:

That looks really great and is very flattering.
You have some mad sewing skills! lol
Sunday, June 13th 2010 @ 3:06 PM