Thursday, April 28, 2011

pcycled Vintage curtains turned 50s Inspired Sweetheart Halter Pleated Romper Project

Upcycled Vintage curtains turned 50s Inspired Sweetheart Halter Pleated Romper...
this one available here:

Sooo super fun project! I really need to start taking before pictures, I know I always say that but I mean it this time and next time I won't be saying that sentence at all!  So I was at the thrift shop the other day and saw these amazing coral pinkish colored curtains with white box pleated bottoms accented with olive green ribbons and thought "oh my..mine" and took them home and threw them on the sewing table knowing something great needed to happen right then. Instead I ate dinner with my sweet lovey man and went to sleep but the next morning I awoke to a beautiful vision and the vision was.... this romper!!! SO I took the take off of work :) it was kinda sorta raining so can't really blame me and I got to work on this beaut!

I made it a sweetheart top and added bust darts in the top and coming up from the waist line. I accented the top of the bust line with some of the pleated bottom curtain I had cut and used for the bottom of the bloomers.Also using the green ribbon used on the pleated bottom now at the top of bustline. To give it the real 50s feel I used the top edging of the curtain as the halter for the bodice .I made the high waisted bloomers from both bottoms of the set of curtains and added a zipper going up the left side making it an extremely accessible romper! All in all a super fun project took me a good little bit of time but I do think I can do it again and improve on things Heres the finished project!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rainy gloomy days make good crafting days..

Here is the outcome of my rainy day,

 upcycled used to be curtains now 50's inspired summer time romper with pleated bottoms

Big box of Goodies going to Portland OR...

To a couple of AMAZING shops that are kind enough to have my wares in their stores. Mag-Big, and Peacock you should find their stores on the ole facebook and befriend them! But here are a couple of photos of everything right before I sent it out

Upcycled vintage nightgown turned Ruffled Butt Romper

Upcycled Vintage Nightgown turned Ruffled Butt Romper

I really need to remember to take before and after photos...but this time use your imagination... This was a huge nightgown/moomoo, it caught my eye because of the amazing lace neckline I thought, well that deserves a new life. So I took it home cut and sliced it up and used remaining skirt and magically turned them into ruffles and POOF this is what came out.