And on Sunday, you will sew!

That's what I kept saying to myself this week while working. I was determined to set aside some time to do some sewing for myself. So after getting this week's vintage update ready for the website (including the tapestry shown on the left here under Boris. If you put something on the floor to measure, he's bound to lay on it) Come Sunday, I did do some sewing for myself. Besides hemming some of the vintage dresses that I bought for my Summer wardrobe, I made myself a top and a purse.
As mentioned in previous posts, the 1940s navy & white tropical plisse was bought at a local antique shop, and I bought the pattern, which is actually for a pajama top, online. It turned out really cute and I can't wait for warmer weather to get here for real, so that I can wear it.
The purse was made from a set of vintage wooden purse handles and fun vintage jungle print fabric that came from two vintage stock purchases that I made. I just had to slide the fabric through the handles and stitch it, then stitch it down the sides. Very easy, and now I have a fun bag to toss stuff into during the Summer.

OK, back to getting some me sewing done! Bye for now . . .


11 comments:

Julie The Zaftig Goddess said...

Oh Carol! I love both that top and bag. I really love the bag and such a cute fabric.

Did you see the 40's sewing booklet I scanned this weekend and put on my website? Too cool.

Eren said...

aaack~ so cute! love the top AND the bag..but not necessarity together, but man! Makes me want to get to sewing for myself for once.

Sindy said...

I really like that top. Great idea using a pajama top pattern. Cute dog!

Angelina said...

I love bull dogs! My husband wouldn't let me consider getting one, but I find them irresistable. Yours is so cute! Plus, Boris is a great name.

I love both your top and the bag. The bag fabric is fantastic.

Retro Attic said...

Your house sounds just like mine! As soon as I lay the fabric out the cats think they have a new bed!

Alison said...

Wow! You have been busy! I LOVE both of your beautiful creations. The colours of the bag fabric are scrummy. I'm a HUGE fan of 50's and 60's fabric print. Do we get a photo of you in them?
So you're looking forward to summer and meanwhile over the other side of the world, we're stoking up the log burner! Brrr!

Absolute.Laur said...

That is a really beautiful top. The past 6 months I have completely fell in love with vintage clothing after finding a never worn 60's blue dress in my attic. and the dog is adorable too :O)

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