This fabulous bathing suit from 1950′s by Hermés. I love the burnt orange, the bees, the shine of lurex…Everything really. Well, not one thing. The size. Anyone affording this must have been minuscule. Which is a painful reminder for me to stop the candy eating.
Fine. If I can’t eat candy, maybe I can enjoy alcoholic beverage or two. Since I’m still recuperating from the surgery, I have to eat painkillers, some of which are incredibly strong. That of course I’m very happy about BUT I can’t have wine until I can manage without them. I can’t tell you how much I’d love to have a glass of chilled white wine. Until then, I torture myself by pinning delicious drinks recipes.
From drinks to tutus…I didn’t have time to Christmas gifts this (last?) year. I had planned to make skirts or dresses for my friends little girls. I decided that I would make them as Valentine’s Day gifts and this tutorial caught my eye. It’s in Dutch and you can download it by going to the website by clicking the image above. Meanwhile, I ponder here if the skirt would be appropriate for adults too.
#trotterpup via photographytuts.com
From skirts to pups…You know how much I want to have a dog but as I’m not really ready to commit to one, I just keep hoarding pictures them on Pinterest. Anyhoo, this lovely thing is called Trotter and he has an Instagram-account. Go and die of unbearable cuteness.
Remember the dresses I talked about HERE? Anyhoo, on my last visit to Lapland, I managed to take better pics of the dresses and here they are:
Dress for 1-year old, about size 92cm.
Dress for 3-year old, size 104cm
92cm and 104cm dresses
Making the bias tape was probably the hardest and most time-consuming part but I’m very satisfied with the way it looks. Tip to you: make the bias a day before making the actual whatever garment. The process becomes much more enjoyable that way. Here’s how I used it for finishing hems and edges:
Finishing the hem with bias.
Close-up of the hem bias.
Finishing up the sleeve.
Here, just for the heck of it, couple of more close-ups. Just to prove that I really should have considered ironing the dresses before taking pictures.
Neckline on the bigger dress.
Feel free to leave feedback and thoughts!
Thrifty Finn- Seamstress Extra-Ordinaire, at least to Two Little Girls
In May my cousin Jonna cornered me on Facebook and got me to promise that I’d make a skirt for her. And ta-dah, only two months later, I’m done!
My cousin’s clothing size is 158cm but I used Burda’s petite pattern for the skirt as the measurement matched. The fabric is heavy wright cotton I had in my stash.
I love the fabric myself but I’m not sure how much an 11-year old will appreciate it. Oh well, if she doesn’t like it, she can send it back and I can sell it and make her another one. Either case, I’m proud that I got something finished!
Speaking of finished…Craft market in couple of weeks time and I haven’t started making things yet. I see a late night sewing sessions ahead of me.
Thrifty Finn- Doing the advertised crafty thing for a change
Hello, hello. It’s pinning time again! Midsummer and super moon came and went. I’ve had two dates this week and one more is coming this Friday. It’s like my life is from Sex & City without the sex. Or the city.
I don’t know what I am trying to say.
Anyhoo, this week I’ve found following things pin worthy:
I pinned this on my board Happy. Because it is! I love the colours, the shapes, the fonts…Everything! I think this would be fantastic as an embroidery piece. Via serendipityvintage.com
This one I like because of the layered style of this photo. It’s from a spring/summer 2011 lookbook of a Japanese label Muveil. The brand is very chic. Via Ay-Mee. Speaking of chic:
You know how I feel about Paris and the french. Well, this is one stereotype in style I can get behind of. Although, if it was I wearing this outfit, I wouldn’t make quite as sophisticated impression (hears My Lumps playing in her head). Via tumblr.
Anyhoo. Seems like I’m in mood for more fashion. Check out this cutie:
I don’t know if it’s the shape, the pattern or the colour that does it for me. I just bought few yards (3 curtains) of floral pattern that I’m going to make into a skirt for my god-daughters Confirmation. The fabric has pink flowers. And I bought it after I saw this pic. Yeah, it’s probably the colour AND the pattern that did it for me. Via adoredvintage.com.
I couldn’t find the original source so I linked for now back to my pin. Anyoo, I pinned this on my board “Useful ‘n Geeky”. I haven’t paid much attention to my blog look lately (apart from removing the background pattern) and I’ve been pinning some inspirations.
And then last but not least:
Labradoodle. EEEEEEEEEEEP! The cuteness is killing me. I repeat. Cuteness is killing me. Via madesays.instagram
Thrifty Finn- Thinking about dogs and fabrics and other happy things.