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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lady Day, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    Simplicity 1598 (1945)

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    Not one of my favourites. I'm not a fan of bodice gathers everywhere :/
     
  2. vintageTink

    vintageTink One Too Many

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    It's lovely though, Amy Jeanne!
     
  3. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks! I've been a bit of a one-woman sweatshop lately :)
     
  4. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Amy Jeanne, you are so talented, compliments to you. My wife has been so busy making things for others that she seems to have forgotten why I built her a sewing cabin in the first place.
    She has a gorgeous hat that is almost a replica of one that I saw on this Butterick Retro pattern:
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    So, with a bit of arm twisting she agreed to have a go at making herself that coat:

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    I must admit that I wasn't involved, but I did bring the material home, and as she hates any waste, it was a sort of Faite Accompli.
    Here's the lining. My choice, do you like?

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    And here's the finished coat, as it will be worn, open neck style.

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    I'm fishing for compliments, no, seriously ladies, I have been trying and trying to get my talented lady to post on here, (she lurks a lot) so if you think her talent is worthy, do tell her. And, if you are feeling hungry, go to the: What's for dinner? thread. I do hope that you might be inspired to give the recipe a go.
     
  5. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    YESSS! Worthy!!! I can't make coats for ANYTHING lol
     
  6. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Oh wow, praise indeed from one of the finest seemstresses on the forum. I shall print your compliment off and leave it in her cabin.
    Thank you kind lady.
     
  7. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    I bought Gertie's book and with her guidance, made a dirndl skirt.

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  8. 1mach1

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    That is absolutely a beauty, Amy. Very nice!
     
  9. lareine

    lareine A-List Customer

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    Your wife did a beautiful job! And I'm sure she'll get a lot of wear out of that lovely coat. Well done to her :)
     
  10. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    The choice of material somehow enhances the garment. Amy shows a true talent. Love it, love it, love it.

    Thank you lareine, your kind remarks will also be left in her sewing cabin, with a hint to say: "Hello."
     
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  11. wahine

    wahine Practically Family

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    Amy Jeanne, that's terrific! I love the fabric. It wonderfully complimented by the white fabric - great pick!
     
  12. wahine

    wahine Practically Family

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    One of my first projects of "upcycling" (I don't really like the word - do you have a better one for me?) that I did years ago:
    I got this navy blue dress that my aunt wore as a hostess on some kind of fair in the late sixties or early seventies. I transformed it into a coat and applied some poodles that I made out of an off-white old fake leather jacket. There aren't many occasions to wear my poodle coat, but when I do, it's always a looker.

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  13. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    You need to sew on little black spiders along the white as trim. I have decided. :)
     
  14. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

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    Cracking poodles, love 'em!
     
  15. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    And I made the pencil skirt from Gertie's book:

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  16. vintageTink

    vintageTink One Too Many

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    Love the green and purple color combination. I can't pull off 60's clothes.

    Leopard print pencil skirt, huh? What blouse will you pair it with?
     
  17. Antje

    Antje One Too Many

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    Awsome dresses Amy!!! I made this

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  18. vintageTink

    vintageTink One Too Many

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    Antje, is that crocheted?
     
  19. Shantel Morris

    Shantel Morris New in Town

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    Nothing to post as of yet i'm afraid, but I wanted to say how inspiring everyone's creations are! I'm just teaching myself to sew and i'm having a doozy of a time with it, looking through all these beautiful projects gives me hope for my own skills to get better.
     
  20. hailey greenhat

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    The purple dress! It's so Daphne, I love it! I've been wanting to see how that repro patter would look.
     

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