Monday, October 5, 2015

20 minute dress start to finish

I woke from my usual cat napping with a bolt of inspiration.  Went into my sewing room and wham, bam, just like that a groovy new dress was born.

Here it is as part of an ensemble with my chiffon bolero and matching underslip, striped sox and ballet flats.

~ The fabric is described as black, soft beige & white montage print dotted stretch netting lace ~

I was thrilled it could be so painlessly easy.  And fast.  And even look good.

~ and here it is on its own ~

I'm gonna show the how-to for those that care, but first a couple more shots of me against the pea green wall...

~ with my pink corduroy Becca Jacket, pattern by Tina Givens

~ and of course, my lovely Trippen ballet shoes from ebay ~

You'll crack up seeing my photo "tutorial" for the dress, so keep on going...

Monday, September 28, 2015

Signs of the Time the neighborhood

~ with ebay shoes ~

You bet!

~ with McCall's pattern 5928 dress and Tina Givens Norma Jean pants pattern ~

~ the always open/ always free book box ~

Free, people!

~ and here's those cute shoes again ~

Thanks to Sara for photo-ing the continuing This is not my House series.  Although it is always in my neighborhood.

Linking to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday (and I'm wearing polka dots too).   The shoes are stepping out for Cherie's Shoe and Tell party, co-hosted by Pam of Over 50 feeling 40 fame.  Come on over and meet all the stylish gals.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Autumn Batik

 - is the name I found wrapped in my fabric.   And my dress pattern is called Mona Wrap.  hmmm.

~ I kid you not. ~
I'm standing in the Cosmetology room which is next door to mine at school.  They have a nicer color wall paint.

~ Dress pattern by Tina Givens, scarf made by Sara ~

~ and boots from ebay. ~

Another day, same dress and another pair of shoes boots shoes...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Periwinkle and the Gargoyle

No, it's not a new band.

It's what I wore, and where.

You know, part of the This Is Not My House photo series...

~ I think there may be a family resemblance going on... ~

~ I'm wearing my newly made Periwinkle linen Melody Dress by Tina Givens. ~


~  An image of one of my ancestors taken at this exact spot! ~


~ I couldn't believe I found matching tights in my drawer. ~

Not to mention these dreamy burnished silver Trippens from...ebay!

To see me Kick Out The Jams, in Periwinkle and rainboots, keep on reading on...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Salmon, Coral, Peach, You Name It.

Hot in Chicago this last week.  Just like those colors.  And I'm wearing all of them, together.

~ As I get down to the bongo beat in the tot lot park ~

~ yeah, I was so bongoing that I chimed the xylophone behind me with my arse ~
This brought some attention my way.

 you know, all good things must come to an end, yadda, yadda, yadda.

~ but first my bow during the encore ~

~ and posing for photos by the fans ~

~ hmm, now what? ~

~ of yeah, the centerfold shot ~

I believe this is a continuation of our "This is not my house" series wherein Sara takes my ensemble photos as we stumble upon a site after our Stella's cafe routine on Sunday afternoons.

What I'm wearing, ladies:

  • sunglasses from the $1 store
  • some mash-up of various linen pieces (including tablecloth) and some hand-stitching kimono vest thing
  • white tissue linen long shirt from Tina Givens, Gina pattern with modifications 
  • salmon, coral, peach, you name it linen pants from Tina Givens, Greta pattern
  • yellow leather tennis shoe clogs from ebay

As luck would have it, Spy Girls 52 pick-me-up: salmon is on for Monday and guess who'll be at the party?!  yep.  See you there.

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