A Sewing Machine and an Umbrella is proud to present… much better photos that should have been in that last post.
This was my first attempt at Victory rolls, and I have to say they are much more difficult than I had hoped. I am not really a ‘hair’ person. I usually spend my time putting together an outfit and then stick my hair on top of my head and swipe on some mascara. I really love this hair style though, and I hope to one day be competent at it. I spent a bunch of time looking at internet tutorials, the best of which, in my opinion is by Fleur over at Diary of a Vintage Girl. Does anyone do this on a regular basis? Any tips?
Fleece lined Pockets!
I used some brown and white fleece to make the pocket bags and do the binding on the inside. I think warm fuzzy pockets are a very important feature in a dress that is going to be worn in December in Vancouver. Not that is gets that cold here, more so depressing. I think that is the best way to describe winter in Vancouver two degrees with a chance of depressing. Fuzzy pockets help.
Stupid tag sticking out the back! That particular tag is the most persistent little bugger.
The fabric close up. The colour is truer in the other pictures, it came out a little more red here for reason that only the camera gods can understand.
So that’s Christmas dresses. Now onto spring!
Apologies to anyone who now has that song stuck in their head, but it is a necessary evil as I have finished the crazy halloween eye fabric dress.
I wanted to make a very demure LBD with this because of the fact that it’s, y’know, crazy halloween eye fabric. I also plan to wear it with pearls.
There is a kind of weird glare coming from stage right, a ghost perhaps?. But there she is. And I am totally done making this pattern, I am moving on. Ok I have one more dress cut out (purple with huge yellow flowers) but then I am definitely going to draft something else. I did have a better picture of the belt but WordPress is being tricksy tonight (I blame the ghost), so I give up. The belt was super fun to make although I might re-do the bow so I can get a large eye centered on each side so my bow can stare down with malice anyone I find annoying. Watch out world, I’ve got me a blog ghost and a lurking bow. If only I had some sort of foe to defeat. Must spend more time as a character in juvenile fiction. ‘Tassie Vicars and the Bow of Malice’? I could be a kickass pre-teen outcast who has to do battle with some evil spirits she encounters while cleaning her grandmother’s potting shed. I could wear different dresses that have magical powers like the one with eyes could see into the future and the one with roosters could scare off basilisks. On second thought perhaps I’d better stick to my day job.