Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Mad Miss L


Today, a fellow member of the Great Basin Costume Society, Stacy Ferguson-Standstedt, GAVE me a handmade, home-made vintage dress her grandmother made waaaay back in I'm guessing the 1950s, by the looks of the pattern.  It's a hot pink brocade with a subtle pattern of leaves...and I mean PINK!  I took it up in the front and back darts quit a lot, carrying the darts all the way up to the neckline all around, and curving the front darts to take up the fullness in the bust.

And then of course I had to wear it...and monster feather eyelashes, and a bouffant hair-do.  Can you blame me?

on top of the Eldorado parking garage, waiting for the neon to awaken.
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11 comments:

  1. Awesome! I adore pink and you look stunning in the dress!

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  2. A splendid look. It fits you to the T! The eyelashes could be toned down bit.
    Au Revoir,
    ♥Danette

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  3. Thank you! the lashes were just for fun :-) They were supposed to be quite ridiculous, haha. I was going to shoot in front of pink neon that evening (I didn't post those photos, but they're fun), so a little over-the-top was the idea. They do look a bit much in the daylight!

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  4. how could the eyelashes be "too much"? doesn't everyone have eyelashes like that?! Absolutely FABULOUS , dahling! You look MAHVELOUS!

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  5. Love it! I'm currently "working" on a 1957 vogue dress pattern. (by working I mean, I've half way cut it out and the rest is laying on my sewing room floor lol)

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  6. Liz, which Vogue pattern is it? Is it the one with the pleats in the front? I totally cut that out last weekend and it's still laying on the floor quite in pieces. I wanted to "MAKE SOMETHING VINTAGE" on my weekend, but I only made it as far as slicing and dicing, lol!

    Margravine, I do love those lashes. I bought them at Halloween - they're feathers! Totally appropriate for all occasions, hahaha.

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  7. This is fun... you look like those collector Barbies in vintage-y clothing made with old Barbie headmolds and with eyelashes. *giggle* Although I do not think there's any one that would look QUITE like you. You're you. :D

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  8. It's pattern 2903, with a full skirt and inverted pleats in the front. I've had the pattern, fabric and notions for about 2 years now just sitting in my sewing box collecting dust, so I figured it was high time I started working on it! :)

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  9. Liz, I've got Vogue 1044 cut out, and now it's just sitting around, haha. I really like V2903, it's on my list of "to-buy-when-vogue-patterns-go-on-75%-off-again." Lol

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