Monday, March 7, 2016

Hey, Hey, You, You, GOMI*

*Get Off My Internets*

Oscars-shmoscars.  I'm famous for real now.  As we speak, I am being GOMI-ed.  Yes, yes, it was a bit of a shock at first, but hey...I hear that's the price of fame.  Being misunderstood, bad press, mean girls, yadda, yadda, yadda.


~ cuz you know girls, I can take it ~

Everything I have on, is hand-made by moi, hand-sewn even.  Except the scarf was thrifted ($1) and the button gifted (priceless).


~  I'm having the time of my life ~

~ uh-huh ~



The fabric is called Golden Pear Embossed Stretch Velvet, oolala, and it's made into Paul Poiret's Cocoon Coat designed in the early 19-teens from Folkwear patterns.  The purple hat and over-the-elbow fingerless gloves are made ala Albama Chanin out of a T-shirt.  Green suede booties are Irregular Choice from ebay.   And $ Store reading glasses.

Off to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style to hang out with the Visibles, yeah.  And Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like.  And Cherie's Style Nudge, Shoe and Tell.  See you there!

* I'm GOMI-ed under the forum thread of the art of repurpose (?)  btw.  Have any of you been inducted into that club? 

Oh, and here's an extra credit photo...



~ Viv X in her newly sewn Tango Dress ~
Isn't it the cutest?

35 comments:

  1. I love this green and purple ensemble. The 1910s style coat is amaaaazing! Viv X's dress is pretty nice, too!

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    1. It's such an odd color, but I luv it. I think the fabric and the pattern were made for each other.

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  2. I've been waiting to see this coat after the hint you dropped and it was well worth the wait - gorgeous. It really is. Well done!

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    1. It was my beast of burden, that coat. But yea, worth the wait - all that stitching and unstitching...

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  3. Most beautiful, flowy coat, and yes, you are a star. I was GOMI'd a couple of times, for the name of my blog. Fame, it's so stressful. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Isn't though? Us Not Dead Yet Girls, we have to stick together out there in the wilds.

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  4. You look like a '20 film star! I adore ADORE that coat. Absolutely deluxe, and I love how you've styled it here. Vix X is also looking mighty fine in that dress!

    WTF about the Gomi gang. They should join those mean girls I recently wrote about. I'm sure they will live happily unhappy together. I think you rock always!!!

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    1. Just think of the animals that could hide out within it. yeah. Like the yellow skirt.

      I know, I know, I thought you would relate. I think this will go on and on though. If you've read the comments, they don't even relate to me at all. Silly girls.

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  5. That coat is to die for especially teamed with the purple accessories. I've been searching for a Folkwear Afghani dress pattern for years, they're mentally expensive this side of the pond! xxx

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    1. The design is just genius. Only 2 pattern pieces and those are mirror images of each other. And 2 seams. Folkwear patterns average about $19 on ebay. I got this one for less, of course. Just have to keep a look-out. I think the Afghani one is quite popular for selling.

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  6. Whoa, I just had a Poiret panic this weekend. I bought the Folkwear pattern, put it up for sale on Amazon, and promptly forgot to copy it. Months later, it sold this weekend, so there was frantic work making one up. They don't tell you how long that turns out (to the floor on 5'2" me).
    Yours is lovely!
    I read GOMI and then I wash up and vow never to do it again. I guess this means you've made it web-fame wise. The only person who seems to use their real name on it is Dolly Clackett (Roisin) and bully for her.

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    1. My pattern said it was for a person 5'6." I'm 5'5 and it worked out to be at my ankles. But wearing it with some shoes that had a bit of height felt more comfortable. I'd love to see how yours turned out. What fabric did you use?

      I was a GOMI-virgin prior to this...

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    2. Cheap shiny poly velvet that fell into my lap. I'm still pondering the neck facing, but will finish sooner because OOOOOOOOOOOH. The nap/reverse is a feature on this pattern/fabric combo.

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    3. Yeah, the nap reverse totally works without even thinking about it. There isn't a neck facing, unless you're talking about the "collar." That was weird. I took it off twice and ended up doing it in my own way without any interfacing or piping and hand-sewing it only at the neckline, leaving the outer edge free. For the overall binding, I cut off the selvedge which was a real beauty and hand-sewed that around the perimeter of the coat.

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  7. Whaaaaat? There's such a thing as a Poiret pattern?? And in poire fabric no less! I am having a bit of a moment here because you are just toooo gorgeous. You belong on the cover of "La Vie Parisienne." Just so you know, you are always welcome on my internet. In fact, you are a VIP. XXXOOO

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    1. Yes, indeed there is. I guess I can brush in a Parisian backdrop... Oh thank you, Connie and you're more than welcome on my web too.

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  8. Oh. And Viv X. Way to tango!! Awesome dress!

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    1. Yes! She got the fabric in the remnant bin at Vogue fabrics.

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  9. I just perused the Folkwear website...I hadn't heard of them before. They have some pretty cool patterns.

    The fabric in your Poiret coat is swoon worthy! What a gorgeous make Pao! If you hadn't shared that you've sewn this, I would have thought it vintage!

    GOMI...I was quite shocked to learn about this site. No one has told me I'm on it, and I guess I'd rather not know if I was.

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    1. Hi Sue, yeah, Folkwear has been around since the 70s (bought and sold). They had a contract with the Met museum originally to copy the designs of fashions there and that's where the Poiret coat came from. It's what I immediately thought of when I got the fabric. Which is from http://www.fabricmartfabrics.com/ They are great, you'll have to check them out.
      And GOMI, yes. I only found out I was being inducted when I noticed a sudden spike in stats on one post in 1-2 days. (It's still continuing...) And I followed it back to them, the thread and my picture. They don't name me, but the picture leads back to that post on my blog. Fame.

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  10. i was thinking: "from where (to hell) got she that poiret coat???!!!!"
    :-))
    but you made it!!!! i´m sinking down on my knees! awww......
    never heard of GOMI - wonders over wonders!
    hugs! xxxxx

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    1. Oh Beate, rise up and you can make one too. But they're really not so good for hiking. Perhaps a shorter version?

      Dear me, it seems I've introduced a whole new crowd to the nasty GOMIs.

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    2. some things better remain under the carpet :-)
      the coat in shorter would be great! will search for the right fabric now!
      xxxxxx

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  11. Your scarf looks delicious! Your coat divine!!! And I'm trying really hard to not covet your shoes! :o)

    I only heard of GOMI last month, now another of "my blogs" has taken their notice. I imagine their gang all sitting at home in their pale bathrobes typing away in their little forums. They secretly wish they had the courage to wear a luxurious coat like yours, or an adorable dress like Viv X! :o)
    JJ

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    1. No need to covet the shoes, they're not my fav. I'm really not good with heels, even when they're less than 2" high. But, you know, the coat needed them...
      Yes, pity the lil' gomites with nothing better to do.

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  12. As soon as I saw the first photo of that coat, I thought "that reminds me of those cocoon coats from the 20's" and then it turns out to be a Poiret pattern! I had now idea you could purchase such a thing. When I see stuff like that, it makes me think I should take a sewing class. Viv's tango dress is really cool!

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    1. Yes, do it! It's called s.l.o.w. fashion. I mean really slow. But eventually you can make whatever you want, however you want and it all fits. I was thrilled when my Poiret pattern finally found the perfect fabric.

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  13. OMG I just found you and I love you!!!! You're so totally outside of what I do but what you're doing is fabulous and it seems like it's just so natural for you to create. If I tried to put together one of your outfits it would be a long drawn out process but I'm sure you're just like hmmm, this and this and this is what I'm going to use here. Bravo to your look and your spirit that leaps off the internet. -Michelle

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    1. Hey Michelle, I know you, you're That Black Chic from Fabric Mart! What a great blog title. Your enthusiasm is contagious. And man, who takes all the photos? I look like I'm a dead stiff in comparison. You and your clothes rock, baby.

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  14. Look at you in all your draped 20s glory!

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    1. Yep, that's me and all that jazz.

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  15. I just found you via Pinterest today (March 31) and love your energy and your creativity! You have a new follower.
    For what it's worth, I had seen the "refashion" picture in question on GOMI when it was posted, but I didn't try to click through to see where the picture originated from, but wish I had. While that particular outfit is not my cup of tea, I really love some of your other things.
    Well, I've found you now!

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    1. And you're welcome to stop by anytime, Elizabeth!

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  16. Hi! I'm looking to make a costume of a Norma Desmond-like character and am thinking about this pattern. My only concern is this is dinner theatre and I'll be serving people. Are you able to move freely? Do the sleeves get in the way? It certainly is beautiful!

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    1. Well, it is a coat pattern, but yeah you can move in it easily enough. You could probably make the sleeves shorter if you wanted to or have elastic at the wrists so you could slide them up if you needed to. Have fun!

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