Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Blue


Introducing the latest tablecloth dress (of my own invention)!
It's very symmetrical.
Yes, yes it is. 
But check out the graphics.  How could I do anything but?  It's a very sturdy linen with 2 shades of blue going at full strength.   With a number of holes too.  But, hey, no problemo.  Appliques to the rescue.

a blurry back view in a different colorway
For a surprise view, keep going...



Whoosh...

unbutton the front flaps and voila, 
 it really is a tablecloth!
a really big one
"Before"
"After"
Let us not forget the shoe views:

looking down

and sideways
You'll be able to see the details of the dress up close on my Clothes for Summer page as soon as I upload them there + a sneak peak at what I'm working on next.

Meanwhile I'm rushing over to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style to join the Visibles before I'm too late for the party!  And then there's Sheila's Shoe Shine, not to be missed.  Get you kicks... Oh, and now there's Sacramento's Share-in-Style: flowers party to attend.  See you there!



26 comments:

  1. Love, love this tablecloth dress. The blue pattern is so vintage-perfect. Thanks for linking up with Vis Monday!

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    1. So many tablecloths, so little time. Thanks for hosting Les Visibles, Patti!

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  2. Well now that is FUN!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  3. That is the coolest tablecloth ever and way better as a dress. You've aligned that print perfectly, mine would be all over the shop.
    Those shoes are too cool for school and so are you! xxx

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    1. It's such an echo image, it wouldn't do anything but line up, Vix! I couldn't help it. heehee, it takes one to know one - about cool shoes, that is. ur2.

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  4. You always have the coolest shoes to pair up with your creative pieces! This creation makes me think of sailing away on the 7 seas. Just unbutton and anchors away!!

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    1. It's nice to know it only takes a bit of unbuttoning to just sail away.

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  5. Your dress has wings, ever so essential. Gaa. A most gorgeous garment of symmetry. Maybe you're hiding cats in there. Your shoes remind me of boxing - but I like that butterfly flitting. Wonderful creation. I like how you follow this outfit's free will.

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    1. ooo, wings and cats and boxing and butterfly flitting. ooo, ooo, I can see the sketch already, Melanie!

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  6. Wow, another fantastic creation! These tablecloth dresses are really something very special. I'd like to wear one to a very posh do.

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    1. I guess they are moving on from house dresses...wait 'til you see the latest, oh my.

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  7. You may have to start a new blog, to share how you consistently score such cool shoes.

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    1. I'm ever on the lookout and then they just jump out at me. Now STAshworth, where are you, blog-wise?

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  8. No kidding! The shoes are ALWAYS to die for. Meanwhile, the dress is fantastic. Again. You did steal my wings though mine are not quite so fancily patterned! Love the blue and white.

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    1. Oh Louisa, wings have been around forevah now. Were yours from the Tiltons? I've just buttoned mine up, not being a free spirit and all...

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  9. An artwork! Fascinating. Depends if you want to take up a lot of space or a little. Not easy to make symmetry. You got skillz!
    I'm thinking your shoe closet must be bursting! But every one a gem :-)
    XO JJ

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    1. The cloth did all the work in the symmetry department. The shoes, however, are taking over...and I like it!

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  10. I LOVE the shoes, but I guess we'll never know where they came from...and they're probably not available any more, are they?

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    1. Oh sure, I got them on ebay. The brand is Giraudon and they are no longer in business, but they or something similar in style show up once in awhile

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  11. Oh, wow, those are awesome shoes! I love them in all their fugliness. Thanks for linking up to Shoe Shine, Pao!

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    1. Always my pleasure, Sheila. Fugly? No way.

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  12. You really are a genius! Your tablecloth dress series could be a museum exhibit! When you run out of tablecloths, I have a cedar chest full. They could use a new life.

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    1. (Intake of breath!) One can only imagine the treasure trove of tablecloths the Style Crone has collected. Is there a tablecloth museum?

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  13. That is such a cool dress - I love the pattern and the way you have incorporated wings that can fold up, or fly free. I agree with Judith that this series should have an exhibit somewhere.

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    1. aiyiyi, I have so many, they haven't even been posted yet, or photographed even. I just want to sew, ya know.

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