Monday, July 07, 2008

What's Next

Last week Lanetz Living had a bunch of 60's mod patterns in plus sizes...so you know a few of them followed me home! *smile* I have got to put in a plug here for Lanetz Living...as you know I've been trolling a lot of sites on Ebay and websites looking at vintage 60's patterns and I have to say that I have had the best experience with them! I am so thrilled with the prompt service, the variety of style and size available and the returning discount that whenever I am looking for vintage I head there first! Okay testimonial over...

This is what I'm working on now...




Yeah, straight from the vintage pattern! And I'm using the gray border print for the dress.

I have an idea for a couple of garments from this fabric combination...but as you can clearly see I'm on a dress kick! If I could, I probably would wear a dress or skirt all the time but the seasonal changes here on the East Coast doesn't always permit that...so that's why I love spring/summer sewing so much. I can indulge my love of dresses and make as many as I want.

Speaking of dresses...here is a finished photo of the Vintage Pleated Dress, with and without a jacket...


Boy, that little white "muslin" jacket is coming in handy! But I think I want to make another one from a different pattern so that I won't wear this jacket out! *smile*


Finally, the JCC pictures are up. You can see them here. There are some really talented and accomplished sewists featured here so surf on over and take a look!

I have to go back to work tomorrow...but I have several new pieces to wear for the next two weeks especially since this week is suppose to be sticky, hot and humid, with temps in the 90s!

19 comments:

  1. The dress is fabulous and looks so cool for summer.

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  2. Beautiful dress and perfect for this weather!

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  3. Beautiful dress and it looks wonderful with the sash belt. The belt really makes you look slimmer! You always inspire me.

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  4. That dress is beautiful, and the color on you is outstanding!

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  5. you are doing it with these vintage patterns, they really look great on you,, wow

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  6. Beautiful dress, especially with the jacket!

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  7. Wow, that dress is fantastic, it looks great on you!

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  8. Fantastic dress and that is a great color on you. Thanks for the link to the JCC.

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  9. Wow,you've done a fantastic job.It is very elegant.Did you receive my e-mail?

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  10. You are absolutely beautiful in that dress! That pattern is so stylish and you did a fabulous job with your interpretation.

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  11. Love the dress. Very yummy looking. I think I need to pay more attention to Stitcher's Guild. I really enjoyed looking at the JCC collection on Flickr. Carolyn, maybe you can email me sometime and clue me in on Stitcher's Guild in comparison with PR. Thanks!

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  12. I think the dress on its own looks FABULOUS! But I am not so sure that jacket goes with it.

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  13. I love the shift dress pattern you've picked for your next project.

    Have you checked out 'Booty Vintage' on Etsy? They specialize in larger size vintage patterns. I'm not affliated with them, just an avid ebay/esty pattern searcher.

    There's also a vintage pattern swap group on flickr, 'SewRetro pattern swap and share'. (http://www.flickr.com/groups/411147@N23/) As the name suggests, people post patterns they are willing to swap, or share, for free or for mailing costs only. (Full disclosure: I am a member of this group.)

    Good luck with the shift dress.

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  14. Great dress! I love the belted look on you.
    Can't wait to see what magic you do with the shift dress. I always feel like I'm watching a magician when I read your blog, only instead of now you see it, now you don't I'm seeing here's a regular-looking pattern and here's Carolyn's fabulous creation.

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  15. Perfect summer dress, and you are getting a lot of mileage out of that white jacket. I can't wait to see how your vintage dress turns out!

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  17. The dress is absolutely perfect fo the weather...the color,form and style compliments you.

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  18. Carolyn, You look sensational! Your bubbly attitude and fabulous dress says it all!

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  19. You look terrific! That dress looks awesome on you!

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