First of all over this past Easter, my little (um, 25 year old) sister got engaged! I am so excited for her and I can't wait for the wedding. I love that I am in that phase of life where people are getting engaged. Engagements and weddings are always so much fun (and the perfect excuse to sew up something cute!)
Also over this weekend, my hubby and I spent Saturday with my father-in-law. While visiting he had me go through a box of sewing stuff that belonged to his mother. She was quite a seamstress when she was younger.
The first thing I found that delighted me were garter straps - how much fun is that? I will be sure to come up with some sexy little project that makes my husband blush. Included with the garters straps were tons of lace remnants - in every color. Unfortunately, most of these were such small amounts, that I cannot imagine how they could be used, so if anyone has grand ideas I am all ears.
Then there were these.
|Can anyone tell me why a baby would need garters?|
I was also really excited to see some lace that would be long enough to use on a hem. And some belt buckles - I have been searching for these for a few months now with no luck, and now I have two that may work for my intended project.
The last goody I will share will you is some Dritz Tracing Paper and tracing wheel. I had heard of them before but never seen them, so this will be fun to try out.
Although I mentioned that I was in a creative lull, there is a project that I am working on. It's not the 1930's dress that I had wanted to work on from this post, but it is another 1930's project. It's a blouse that has some really interesting sleeve details that I can't wait to show you. My only hangup is that it is supposed to be a dress, but I found the perfect fabric for the project and there isn't enough to make an entire dress, so I'm converting it to a blouse.
Since the bodice and skirt attach at a point that is a little higher than the natural waist, I will have to do some altering to make in a wearable blouse. I've tried a few ideas and am still trying to perfect the final outcome. I may also wait until Portia's Draft Along and use ideas from there.
|This lovely toffee colored silk (a remnant for $5 a yard!) is going to become my blouse.|
I hope to have some crafting/knitting/sewing goodness to show you soon.
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