Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wearing That French Housedress

for MeMadeMay'18 on Day #6.

~ using the dry brush affectation ~

You know, so I look more like a French Impressionist painting.  hrmph.

Anyway, I'm referring to the nickname Marcy Tilton gave to her Vogue 8813 pattern.  I've made at least half a dozen of them, all from vintage tablecloths. I just couldn't stop.  Most combined 2 to 3 cloths, but this one was large enough to go solo.     You can see the others if you want to:  here, here, here, here, here and here (in reverse chrono order!)


~ ooo la la ~

As you can see, it's all embroidered and has cut-outs.  I was able to use the scalloped edges for the hem.


~ a look at both sides now ~

Not much was happening on the back, so I appliqued some of the embroidery work onto the back shoulder area and at the waist line.



And last but not least...

~ sweet shoes from ebay ~


It's that time again, so off I go to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe & Tell when they all go live.  Hope to see you there!

8 comments:

  1. Oh my. I'm glad you didn't swear off this pattern, at least for my inspirational sake. Handpainted your shoes? Nice.

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    1. Well, I haven't made it lately. Not for the last 4 years or so.
      And no, the shoes actually are made that way!

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  2. I love this dress, and also your other tablecloth dresses. I live in Provence, France, and these tablecloths do not seem to exist here. Other tablecloths yes, but not the colorful embroidered ones. But I'm not giving up!

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    1. Interesting. I first got them from friends who gave them to me because they were fabric and they knew I sewed. When I ran out, I found them in thrift shops, and then ebay.

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  3. You kill me with your amazing shoe collection!!!

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    1. I can't help myself, Hollie. You know the feeling...

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  4. This is just so DAMN PRETTY! The embroidery and that sweet scalloped hem are just wonderful.

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    1. Sometimes I hesitate wearing it because it's so sweet. But soon as I slip it on, it's true love.

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