Surprise! The awesome ladies over at Project Run & Play took pity on my sadness and extended the sew-along challenge another week! Love them! We were all asked to create a "signature look" and this is mine. I call it modern vintage.
I love to find modern, colorful fabrics and combine them with vintage pieces to make something truly one of a kind (and gorgeous, hee hee).
For this one I made a reverse knot dress (using my favorite Little Lizard King pattern) in this beautiful pink and white damask with two under layers in blue and green. I also made the straps using both the damask and another blue and white fabric to make the back as interesting as the front.
I pleated some vintage napkins to add some flutter sleeves.
|I love how all the angles came together|
The apron is made from a vintage dresser scarf. I always cringe when I cut into these stunning pieces, but I figure at least this way they will be seen and not hidden away in a box.
The bright green belt detail ties it all together and adds another pop of modern color.
One of the other things I adore is lace, love love love lace! I love making lace leggings or tights. I made these tighter than usual with just a few strips of lace along the bottom to peek out. So sweet!
My other "signature" are my pinwheel bows, explains the store name a little. I used three separate ones to create this look.
Now back into my depression at it being over...sigh....BUT, guess what??? Coming soon they are holding auditions for regular ole home sewers to join in the REAL competition! So flipping exited! Be prepared for me to beg and plead for your votes!
As always, check out my flickr page for more pictures!