Friday, November 21, 2014

She Wore Blue Flannel

~ I am telling you... ~


all I need is a date for the Prom and I'm ready to go.  And maybe a wrist corsage.  Wanna see my dress?  Of course you do, right?  yeah.



ta-dah

The latest in flannel shirt re-creations:  just add tulle and old drapery scraps and some other stuff.

just can't keep still

Wearing pantaloons I made that you haven't seen yet, boots from you know where, and a necklace made from fabric and old jewelry bits.


a dramatic side slit

Wherein you can see the loverly drapery ruffle, the pantaloons pleats and my stone-colored lace-up boots.  woo-hoo.
attempt at back shot

Lettuce not forget the obligatory boot shot:
ok then.

This was so much fun to make.  You can see the blue flannel dress up close and in detail on my Clothes from Fall page if you want.  I've got two more that are waiting in the wings for their photos and a third in process.  Rolling, rolling, rolling...on over to Sheila's Shoe Shine.  Let's go!  And I'm ready to go for Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style.  See you there.
 

32 comments:

  1. I'm dashing off to see the details...I LOVE that you photograph your garments up close for us to see all their loveliness!!!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Especially since my in the mirror shots are of such poor quality.

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  2. Oh My! I love this so much. My Irish Nana used to have a wonderful closet filled with ballet costumes and unfinished sewing projects dating all the way back to the 1940's. My sister and I used to practically NEST in there. Your beautiful dress just brought back so many memories of tulle and flannel and vintage lovliness. You are truly Queen of the Prom.

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    1. Those were the days...and now they are here again when I make up these flannel shirt numbers. It's just like dress up time. Enjoy, enjoy. I certainly enjoyed your tulle number, actually 2 worn together I believe. Now that's something.

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  3. Sheer genius (bwa-ha-ha, sorry...) Truly, Pao, someone is going to come around and ask you to design a whole fashion line some day. Flannel - better than velvet in this case. I don't know which way to look there is so much visual interest here. You're whipping up a storm! Love it!

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    1. ahaha. Flannel and velvet, now there's a thought...Wait 'til you see the next one, Melanie, wait 'til you see the next one!!!

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  4. So very creative. Love the touches of blue lettuce. ;)
    Really, I would love to see a fashion show with all of your recent creations strolling down a runway.

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    1. ooo, you noticed my lettuce.
      You can see them scrolling down my blog anytime, Joni.

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  5. She's done it again! I think I really like you in the blues.

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    1. Oh come on. You like me in any color, Louisa.

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  6. I like the pseudo hair decoration in the first shot!
    I've been going blind trying to work out the front draping. Maybe you have to do it to get it. Looks like it goes down, turns and comes back up? The pantaloons are a magic touch!
    Would love to see close ups of the necklace.
    Can't wait for the next one! You're on fire...once again :-) xo JJ

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    1. I know, doesn't look like I have mouse ears? or maybe a bow...
      Yeah, I just used all the yardage I had of the tulle, so it does swoop down and twists over and comes back up again until it ran out. There's also some tied knots at the ends.
      You can see the necklace pictures on my Clothes from Fall page too, much, much further down.

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  7. You're a blinking genius, I love the contrast between the net and the tartan. Those boots are gorgeous. xxx

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    1. I do believe flannel is the new black, or the new leopard. It just goes with everything. So far corduroy, silk brocade and now drapery and tulle. Who knows what will be next!

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  8. Thank you so much for linking up, Pao! Holy smokes do I love that flannel/tulle combo - who knew? You!

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    1. It's a natural duo, Sheila. Thanks for hosting shoe shine, too.

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  9. Wow, I wouldn't know this fab creation started life as a flannel shirt - wonderful talent is on display here. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, and have a good Thanksgiving. xo

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    1. Yep, a big ole men's faded flannel shirt that was given to me, that was what started it all. And I'm thankful for your gathering the Visibles together this time and all the time before and since. Or something like that. yeah.

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  10. WEE!! What a fun dress!! I'm all over those boots too!!

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  11. Whoa!!! This is the first time I've stumbled across your blog and am blown away by this creative, gorgeous dress. I agree with many of the above: You belong at Fashion Week! You have a real talent.

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    1. Your photo shoot puts my bathroom shots in the mirror to shame, Marea. Loved your art with art.

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  12. Really a gorgeous funky creation, you know how to create interest in a garment! I could wear something like this all winter long!
    Xxoo

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    1. I'm planning on it. Flannel shirt dresses for winter, tablecloth dresses for summer. I'll be set.

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  13. Oh, I am so drooling over his whole idea ... perfection! Are you wearing it for Turkey Day ... probably a little late in the season for prom. Or not, but you look grand. Too smart, Pat! Love every inch, pantaloons a must with the side slit.
    Enjoy your holiday, no matter what you wear!

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    1. No, no, I have a special one I made just for Thanksgiving day. Oh, I just received your book, the thoughtful dresser, in the mail today. We'll see if I can learn your secrets now...

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  14. I love the mix of fabrics in the dress, and the drapey shape! The boots are perfect with this style of dress - that's the kind of boot I would wear all winter with dresses. The pantaloons add a wonderful bit of ruffled interest under the dress; A+ for a funky, fabulous outfit!

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    1. High praise from the Mix Master of Style Hep-ness. Or should I say Mistress? Either way there's connotations. @&# sexist language...

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  15. My God! You are fabulous!! Love your clothes. Just makes me want to SEW! Bit short on space at the mo, but soon, soon!
    Zxx

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    1. So glad to make your acquaintance, Pennyblossoms. Yes, please join the sew sisters. I'm off to visit your place now.

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    2. Thanks for popping by!
      Did you notice in your top photo it looks like you have a bow in your hair a la Hello Kitty?!!

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