Tag Archives: vintage fabric

Vintage Flowered Dress by Simplicity ca 1950’s

8 Oct

floral dress 3

floral dress 5

Thanks to my sister who modelled this dress for me.   The dress was made using a 1950’s Simplicity Pattern and I used vintage fabric that I found at an estate sale.  Sling back shoes, gloves, faux pearls, small beaded purse and a 1950’s pancake style straw hat complete the vintage look. A crinoline gives the dress fullness.

The dress is priced at $55.

Hand made crinolines are priced at $25

Check out our booth at the Carleton Fieldhouse Antique Show this Oct 25th and 26th, 2014, where this dress and other hand made outfits using vintage fabrics will be for sale. I will also have some ready made vintage clothes, purses, hats and gloves.

Please note this item is SOLD!!

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African Batik Wax Prints

30 Oct
wax dyed fabric

I am waiting for inspiration as to what to make with these lovely fabrics

Don’t you just love these bold, bright prints!  I found all of them at a thrift store and couldn’t resist.   My research on this fabric turned up some interesting bits of information on it’s origin and use.  Check out this blog at http://yourdecoratinghotline.com/wax-print/ for a bit of background info if you are interested.

These pieces were made in Holland and England according to the information on the edges of the prints.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!!