Wednesday, June 24, 2015

awww,

~ photo bombed by True Love ~




meanwhile
~ good thing the photo's blurry ~

or this dress will knock your eyes out.  If that fails, there's always my pickle kickers...(isn't that what Melaine calls pointy-toed shoes?)


~ whoa ~

It's another pattern from Tina Givens, the Greta dress, which I modified by eliminating the welted pocket and adding two hanging ones instead.  I also raised the neckline, adding a contrast facing on the outside; lengthened the sleeves, adding a contrast trim and pleat with button.  Oh, and I eliminated 20" of skirt width due to the amount of fabric I had available.

~ with pockets to go-go ~


Lastly, here's my Tina Givens Becca coat overlaying everything.  It's corduroy and works well in the overly air conditioned room where the painting class is held.   Too bad you can't see more of it here, it's a lovely design, both front and back.

~ be still my heart ~

Thanks to Elaine, who photo-ed everything.  I wouldn't be here weekly without her!




17 comments:

  1. So great! Purple and orange and red -- yesssssss! And those shoes are crazy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes siree! And those shoes are comfy too.

      Delete
  2. They're "winkle-pickers"! That's a term from the mod-60's UK. Love the outfit and the colours are straight out of my mod-60's teens too! Hah!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh, I stand corrected, winkle-pickers! What did I call them? oh yeah, pickle-kickers. Close enough I say. I was a red and purple Jimi Hendrix kinda gal in those days.

      Delete
  3. Thank you for sharing. I just love your modifications to the Tina Givens patterns.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks bkind. Does this mean you do Tina Givens patterns too? If so, I have to see 'em. I mean to do a review post one of these days, I've made so many.

      Delete
  4. Pickle stabbers. Winkle pickers. Who can keep track?! Heh. What counts is, yowza!!, freakin' awesome shoes to go with a freakin' awesome dress and coat. A favourite colour combo too. I think even if this were in focus, it would still be blurry 'cause it's too groovy. I love the photo of you and True Love! And thank you, Elaine!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stabbers, pickers and kickers, oh my! It's the rhythm that counts, I can see clearly now.

      Delete
  5. You always find the perfect shoes to go with your creative creations. And you must be super tiny lady! Or your man is Paul Bunion! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am in no way tiny, Joni. It must be my flats. Or the camera angle. I'm 5'5 to his 6'2. Do you think I've shrunk due to old age?!

      Delete
  6. Those shoes are amazing!! Perfect shoes for any occasion.

    ReplyDelete
  7. One day you could hold up a painting!
    Lurve the shoes and the groovy dress with the super cute hanging pockets. How simple! Definitely a cool idea I am stealing.
    But the coat is the scene stealer for me! That hemline! Gorgeously created by you. Your man is adorable...as are you :-) xo Jazzy Jack

    ReplyDelete
  8. Brilliant colour combination, and fab witchy shoes!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I always thought you were very tall as you always look super confident with great poses and then I saw that picture with you and True Love and how sweet! I'm a petite woman, maybe 5' so I can't speak. You remind how much I fail miserably to update my blog with my creations.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...