Monday, January 12, 2015

Fashion and Cleaning: Work Out

Must break my cleaning schedule to visit with Patti and the Visibles.  You know that can't be missed, right?
 
~ wearing another of my December beauties ~

Attention! Dork!

This pattern is called Adele by Tina Givens and I am looking pretty dorky here.  But I do think my refurbished 1950s bow-tie on a bolero (she means bolo) looks cool.  And my Alice in Wonderland knee socks.  ooo and my dark red Trippens for $50 bucks on ebay.

Well I gotta get back to cleaning now...

It was sure nice seeing you all again!

You can hang around if you want and visit my Clothes for Winter page (which I finally updated) to see this dress and the velvet one up close and in detail.

I'm really making progress on my sewing studio massive mission impossible.  I did have to destroy a couple other rooms in the process, but I'll get to them some time...in the future.  I mean, I can't delay sewing forever already.

This just in:  Rhonda announced Me Made Mondays are back!  Hope on over and see what the sew sisters are up to.

And this too:  It's Sheila's Shoe Shine and I'm there.  Join us.


23 comments:

  1. Love the dress with the bubble skirt! And the Trippens are perfect. I so envy your online shoe-shopping ability. Best of luck with your Mission Possible!

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    1. I'm almost there, I can taste it, Louisa.

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  2. Dork? Getaway! That's a cool dress and way too good to be cleaning in! x

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    1. ah Vix, I've seen you wearing the most amazing ensembles buying cat food no less!

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  3. You interrupted your cleaning for us?! Lovely dress - the shape is so great. Thanks for sharing the sewing goodness with Visible Monday, xo.

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    1. But of course, Mademoiselle Patricia, mais oui.

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  4. Cleaning...it always gets worse before it gets better! :o)

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. yeah, yeah, yeah. Just so I don't stop there.

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  5. If dorky is another word for amazing then yes, you look dorky. Actually the whole look reminds a bit of Christopher Robin. Thank you so much for introducing me to Tina Givens. I just got a nice package in the mail from Tina. Can't wait to get started.

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    1. Oh, oh, what is it, Connie, what is it? I'm coming right over and maybe I'll find out.

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    2. I got two patterns: the Joni and the Lola. They came all wrapped up in tissue. It was a most satisfying mail order experience. Now the trick will be to find some fabric. San Diego is pretty much a craft and upholstery fabric kinda town. Yawn. Wish me luck! And yeah, come on over ANYTIME!!

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    3. Oh, I know, the pink tissue paper is divine. I'll have to go see what Joni and Lola look like, I don't have either. Have fun. Their patterns are both easy and sometimes confusing. They assume you know how to sew and are a little vague about telling you what or how to do some things, but the designs are amazing, I think.

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  6. Love it! The dress has a great shape and I love the fabric. You always add in the perfect shoes too. Now get back to those rooms.

    Hey, your photos are looking great. You must have found your tri-pod in the piles??

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    1. I did, I did. And this morning it's done, fini and wonderful! sigh of contentment, ahhhhh. I'm ready to sew.

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  7. Bwa-ha-ha! I love your sub-title "Attention! Dork!" I could put that under so many of my photos and may have to borrow it. I love this "dork" outfit. The little bow and the balloon hem are two of my favourite things about it. (Just so's we're clear - NOT dork. It's fabulous!)

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    1. Attention! Dork! is all yours, Mz Melanie. It's the least I can do for the borrowing of the TYS and Turnip Head.

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  8. Soo envious of the Trippens!!! This is a wonderful dress - cool pattern and a funky shape. No Dork here!

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    1. Shelley, I just spied a bunch 'o' Trippens for very little on ebay today...just saying...

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  9. Finally had a luxurious moment to go through some of your archives. I need to make those really big pants!! I'm headed to the fabric store to find that pattern. Love this dress too. The bottom is perfect. I'm loving all the bunchy stuff going on. XXOO

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    1. Hey Jean,
      opps, that pants pattern is out of print now. You can probably find it on ebay though. Tina Givens has a free download for her Plinka pants which are like bloomers. Watch out though, they run really, really, really big. I'm wearing mine under my blue flannel/ tulle dress. Glad to see/ hear you getting around the sewing circle.

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  10. Trippens, alice in wonderland, dork, tina givens and a wonderful new dress...what's not to like?!
    I really need to post all my sewing I've been up to...!
    Always great to see a new post from you :-)
    Cleaning? I do not understand this word. xo JJ

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