July is almost over. I can hardly believe it! This has been a wonderful month for me. It is amazing how inspiring rest can be. I am practically overflowing with new ideas for garments, paintings, songs--you name it. I need to take time off more often! ;)
So here's a little peak at what I have been working on sewing-wise lately:
1. Transformed Muumuu
This muumuu was picked up at a local thrift store. There were several elements that I really liked about it--the cool zipper/zipper pull, the trimmed pockets, and of course the lovely fabric! I thought it would be a great candidate for transformation...and it was.
The sleeves are still unfinished because I cannot decide exactly what I want to do with them. I still have the original sleeves, but I am thinking I might just keep it cap-sleeved. Except cap-sleeves do not look very good on me. Ah well--we'll see what happens with that. I'll post more pics when it's all finished!
2. Tucked and Tied Blouse
I have just started work on this blouse. The fabric is a vintage silk print that I found at an antique shop in Alabama. It has the most beautiful drape and feel, not to mention a charming print! I have drafted the pattern using a vintage design as my inspiration (Simplicity 3401, version 1). I made the tucks a little smaller on the blouse front--more like pin tucks (about 1/4" wide), and have lengthened it a bit. It will have a side zip. I am very excited about this one, and will post more pics of the process as I have them.
So that's what I've been working on. :)
Have a fantastic day!