Tuesday, January 27, 2015

You Can Fake It 'til You Make It

~ fabric detail from my newly made dress ~

Especially now that my sewing studio is fit as a fiddle, clean as a whistle, and in top notch shape.

But not right now ... I have a headache.

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not faking it
yeah, but you can't see the dress, kiddo

ok, whoosh, I'm up & moving
ditto

how's that?
well, better.  how about a front view?

fine, ok?
okay, okay.


For a real look at the cartoon dress, close-up, check out the Clothes from Winter page.  We'll get her over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet StyleThat should liven her me up. 

Oh, I should mention that the dress pattern is by Tina Givens, called Etre.  I used two different cotton fabrics: "Home Sewing is Easy" by Alexander Henry and the obnoxiously titled "Country Weekend" (images of art supplies?!) by Hoffman International Fabrics.



19 comments:

  1. Love that fabric! Hope your head feels better.

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    1. Yes, I've been saving up for it.

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  2. Consider me livened! Can't take my eyes off this fantastic print. Thanks for linking up, xox.

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    1. Oh no, Patti. I meant me, not you! I needed livening up, that's why I'm wearing the funnies...

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  3. That cartoon fabric! With that style! So delicious. And the "country weekend" caps on the ends are perfect. Paint supplies? Ha. I'm afraid my fake sewing doesn't help create a country cottage ambiance at home. If I could only learn how to use a straight pin I'd be laughing.

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    1. Oh Melanie, you create your own cartoon fabric/ clothes already. No straight pins are needed.

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  4. Oh that fabric is fantastic! You used it perfectly!!! I have had fabric sit for years waiting until it tells me what to make of it. :o)

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, my fabric stash has been lying around so long it thinks that's the way it should be.

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  5. OK. Now you've got me going with more fabric envy. So cute. And did I ever mention how much I love your shoes? Well, I do!

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    1. You can just buy it online, Connie. That's what I did. The shoes, a friend gave them to me when they didn't fit her well. Patent leather clogs and by the way, I was wearing them with fake leather thigh highs!!!

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  6. Cool bananas! How groovy is that dress, and your masterful mixing of prints. Simply gorgeous. xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. I do like frozen bananas...Yes, that dress is autobiographical, it is.

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  7. A very groovy dress indeed! Even the fabric patterns are perfectly suited to you.

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    1. Yep, and represented in proportion too.

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  8. Digging that cartoon print!!! Hope that headache is gone by now.

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  9. Digging that cartoon print!!! Hope that headache is gone by now.

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    1. Mystery Shelley saying it twice. Glad you like my funnies dress. What headache?

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  10. Great cartoon dress! I always appreciate visiting your world of constant creativity and surprise.

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  11. That's officially my favorite dress of yours!!

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