Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mother Nature Gets Creative!!

These photos were taken on my back brick patio under the umbrella tree!!!
The snow made a wonderful blanket for my bench and mother
nature provided this beautiful snowcone chandelier.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vintage Fashion....made so easy....

Fashion Magazines are reporting that ruffles and lace are in!! When did they go out? I must admit I love and have always loved this style. My first Prom dress was by GUINNE SAX JESSICA McCLINTOCK ...anyone remember that brand? I looked like I was going out for a part in "Little House on the Prairie". My husband calls them grannie dresses. I call them comfortable and pretty! My daughter's catalogs have also been advertising lots of lace and ruffles. Everything seems to come back around. Pictured is a top from the Alloy Catalog..she loves all their clothes..This top is $32.50 actually pretty good... but I created one nearly like it for $0.
Alloy Top

I started with a plain black t-shirt I already had .....and a top I had bought
this summer ..sometime in the washing ....a tear appeared!!
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I thought the collar on the lace top looked similar to the top from the catalog. I first placed the black t-shirt under the lace top...
pining just above the ruffle.Old Fashion Rocks 20

Once I had pinned all around edge of ruffle.Old Fashion Rocks 21
I stitched around the top edge of the ruffle, making sure not to catch the underneath side of the t-shirt.I then stitched around the top edge of the collar.
Old Fashion Rocks 22 Once the top edge and ruffled edges were stitched I carefully began to cut away the excess shirt just below the ruffle. Old Fashion 24 For a little accent, I added pearl buttons from another lace blouse down the center front.
Old Fashion Rocks 24 My final step...I trimmed away the excess t-shirt fabric, from just above the top edge of the lace top.Old Fashion Rocks 25 Fast..Easy..Cute and best of all FREE!