Monday, May 19, 2014

Vintage May

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After thinking up a garment, picking out fabric, sewing it up, bribing the three year old to smile for photos, and then editing said photos, thinking up a name for a blog post is hard work! Actually, sometimes writing that blog post at all is pretty hard (hence the silence on the blog). Vintage May is a yearly sewing series thought up by the lovely ladies at Craftiness is Not Optional and Skirt as Top. I love seeing the beautiful creations by all the participants, and the readers creations too- which you can check out in the Vintage May flickr group! Really, I'm kinda a vintage enthusiast so this is an exciting month for me! 

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For this outfit I decided to use one of my Mother's vintage patterns- I think she used look 1 when she made it for my brother back in the day, However, I picked look 4, and decided to make the whole thing a little unconventional by using floral instead of a traditional sailor look. Overall the romper was fun to make- even if the instructions at times were a little vague. 

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The floral cotton was ordered from fabric.com to make a dress for me, but once I saw it in person I decided the colors wouldn't look terrific with my skin tone- and I really am not big on wearing white. Lucky for me, Miss C doesn't really have the same complication and she hasn't met a color that didn't look good on her. It was nice to do a project using only materials I had on hand- including the red rick rack which is vintage (handed down by my grandmother). 

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For our photos we went to the Franciscan Monastery- the gardens are beautiful and during the day it's very peaceful. I was hoping that all of the roses would be in bloom, but we will have to go back in a week or two because only a few bushes were ready. 

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The hat is one I found around the house- it actually has a black band on it, but I added the red stripe so it would match her "look". She actually did a pretty good job keeping it on which surprised me!

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It was fun how Cordelia had to stop at every patch of flowers to smell them, now she is very runny nosed even though I gave her allergy medicine- man spring is tough, but thank goodness we have finally said goodbye to all the snow! 

1 comment:

  1. Those legs thou.. You can tell she plays rough with her daddy!

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