Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Aprons

Plaid apron front view
Originally uploaded by Vintage Granny

This is another apron I made using a 1940's pattern, from the booklet "Ten All American Novel Aprons". It came together very nicely, and I decided to use buttons for the back/shoulder straps, as I couldn't figure out how to get into the apron if I did what the pattern called for, and stitched the shoulder straps to the waistband.

I was planning on making appliqués for the bib; it's supposed to have an apple appliqué, but I couldn't decide on which fabric to use, so I never got around to it.

I think it looks good without the appliqué as well, so I might decide to keep it like this. What does my readers think? Apple appliqué or not?

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I keep saying I will never again take on a new commission, but I made an exception for my future sister in law, and agreed to make her wedding gown, which is now finished, approved, and also, gladly, loved :o)

Stine picked up the finished dress today, and also tried it on with the most important accessories. There's no denying it, it looked lovely on her.

The dress is in a 1930's design, made of white crepe back satin, with a fitted high waisted, pleated bodice, and a bias cut skirt. It has a princess neckline, and a deep V cut back. I will not be able to post any pictures until after the wedding, but I cannot wait to see her all made up in a 1930's hair style, make-up, and wearing period accessories.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Thrift Store Find :o)

During my search for the perfect winter bloomers (say one thing for Suna, say she's persistent), I have given some thought to perhaps knitting a pair. But as yarn is expensive, the knitting pattern I have is from I think 1905, and it's hard to substitute the yarn called for, as well as tricky to estimate which needle size I'll need, I have been reluctant to give it a try.

Last weekend I visited my favourite thrift store, and one of the first things I saw what the wonderful knitted bloomers above :oD

Such luck, I could hardly believe my eyes! They are 100% wool, very soft to the touch, and they fit perfectly :oD

Of course I got them, and I'm really looking forward to wearing them this winter. I thought last winter was bad, but now I've been told it was rather mild (with -25 degrees!). Apparently, it's not unusual to get up to -32. If this proves true, I'll probably need knitted long johns...