Sunday, September 21, 2014

Speaking of Big Clothes

~ Woman Reading by Malcolm T. Liepke ~

Here's a big tablecloth that I've already rehabbed before I even posted it the first time.  Originally made in the summer, I've since made it a little bit smaller at the shoulders, neckline, sleeves and raised the waistline.  Other than that, it's the same.  But since you never saw it, here it is now....................

So, do I look like the Woman Reading above?
Joni James of An Artful Closet told me about the artwork saying it looked like me and asked if I'd seen it.  Nope, but I looked it up and voila, there it is for your perusal.  Thanks Joni. 

This is a big dress...

Made from a big tablecloth as well as 2 other ones.  Can you guess which is where?


Well, that's a give away.
I wish I knew how to type upside down on here so I could give you the answers...hmmm.
ahh, answers after the break.



1)  the sleeves are tablecloth extras used in the alienwear dress
2)  the back skirt is another entire tablecloth
3)  the rest of the dress is the big tablecloth
extra credit)  the bias tape around the neckline is made from fabric scrap

This dress is a take off from the Kika Dress freebee by Tina Givens I mentioned in my last post. You probably wouldn't recognize it now, but that's where it started from.  Be aware she sizes extremely large - even for me.

More details of the dress itself can be found on my Clothes for Fall page.

ooo, and I'm just in time for Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style!   Join us.  And now there's Me Made Mondays at Rhonda's Creative Life for those who sew.  Spread the word and come on over.


24 comments:

  1. You DO look like the Woman Reading. That Joni knows her stuff. I am a new fan of Project Minima. We can thank Miz Bagg. I simply do not know what took me so long to find you but I am completely smitten by your tablecloth dresses and your Bloomsbury vibe.

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    1. Hi Connie, I cannot thank Miz Bagg enough as it is. I shall be right over.

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  2. Yes! I see you in the painting, pao. And you know I love your tablecloth dresses, they are bewitching me. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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    1. There's no end to them Patti. I just can't stop.

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  3. I can see the painting too....and let me just tell you, I would absolutely wear that dress. I can't believe you fashioned it from tablecloth...it's gorgeous and definitely has a bohemian feel to it.

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    1. And I would most certainly wear that pink moto jacket over the standard black variety any day. It was a pleasure visiting Kiki's Parlour.

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  4. I thought you were the lady in the picture - that's uncanny!
    Love your latest dress, they just keep getting better! xxx

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    1. Better with age, eh? I'd like to think so anyway.

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  5. You are much prettier than the wan reading. But great comparison!!! The dress looks lovely.

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    1. oh my, you've got my head spinning, Rhonda, with that 1-2 punch of compliments.

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  6. You are someone's muse and didn't even know it. I always love your multiple variations on the table cloth dress, great print and placement!
    Xxoo

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  7. Yes, yes, that's the one! I love that painting. When I first found it, and discovered the artist, this one was my favorite. Then all of a sudden it dawned on me who it resembled. My tablecloth dress friend!
    You know what I love most about this one? The flower spray right on the chest. From here it looks kind of Swedish or Norwegian of sorts.

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    1. That hair cut gets around. I do like keeping a bouquet of fleurs close to the chest. I don't know why, I just do.

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  8. You nearly re-captured that painting. I use a tripod and a time-delay 3 shot to capture staged images.

    Popped by from VM. http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-perfectly-wonderful-day.html

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    1. The funny thing is, Tami, I had taken that picture long before I ever heard of that painting, much less saw it. I laughed out loud when I loaded them up and saw them both pop up on the post. I do some of my best work unconsciously.

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    2. p.s. I tried to leave a comment on your blog, Tami, but wasn't allowed since I don't use google+ and that's all they accept. (google+ = #%&* imo)

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  9. What a beauty this one is ... they all are. I love these on you. Great painting of your time traveling doppelganger!
    I'm trying to figure out how to chop some of my knit sweaters off to crop them for winter. They are all way too long anyway. No serger. Only a regular sewing machine. Any advice on how to best proceed?

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    1. I don't wear sweaters, so I haven't experience working with them, nor a serger. But I imagine you could just use the zig-zag stitch on your regular sewing machine. Maybe google refashioning sweaters to see what others have done. Now if you have any questions about tablecloths...

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    2. Oh, thanks. Need to be a little more experimental with my machine, I think. It is a simple one, but does way more than I'll ever use. 'Preciate 'ya.

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  10. Now you have me thinking how to insert upside-down type in a blog post. :o) I'm thinking you could do it in a jpeg then insert it into the post???

    How cool that you're almost in a painting! Even cooler that you accidentally posed so similar for your photo!!!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Maybe...surely there's someway, but why isn't there an app!

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