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Monday, January 31, 2011

Victorian Robe

Have you ever noticed how modern house coats and bath robes are lumpy squares of fabric that don't emphasize a woman's shape?  Well, truth be told, I've filled out a little and really need some help to "create" a more feminine shape.  So since I can't find a ready made feminine robe, I decided to make one.  The closest thing to what I was looking for is this Simplicity Victorian Robe pattern. It took me forever to find it at a reasonable affordable price (which I finally did on eBay)

 The next step was to find just the right fabric - all NINE yards of it. Then of course there were the yards and yards of lace.  Putting it all together was fairly easy, but adding all that lace was a test in patience for me.  But I did finish it and it really didn't take as long as I thought it would.

 It's not even close to being authentic in design, but still, it gives me a much nicer shape than the square modern ones.

I wear it almost every night. It's not as heavy or cumbersome as you might think and it's a lot of fun to wear. I feel like a princes floating around the house.  Now I need the perfect PJ's to go with it.

Patricia :o)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Embroidered Poodle Vintage Apron

 I have always loved aprons. I'm not exactly domestically inclined and am quite messy when I cook, do dishes and clean house. So I have to wear an apron when doing these things.

 This sweet half apron is hand embroidered with a darling French Poodle wearing big pink bows. I'm not sure exactly how old it is, but I'm guessing it's from the '60's.  It is home made using an apron kit.
 If you're interested in this one, you can click here to check it out on my eBay site. I don't usually sell aprons, but this one was just too cute.  Hope you enjoyed it.

Patricia :o)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

God is Good!

Thank you to all you lovely ladies for your words of faith and encouragement. It is truly such a blessing to have met to many beautiful women.

I've been away from blog-land much longer than needed.  Everything turned out well, after all. God is so good!  My son moved back home, though he is planning on getting "his own place", it will be her in San Antonio, or Austin this time. He's learned a lot, though not enough. At least this time, we'll be near by.

While I've been "gone", I've done some growing, a bit of traveling (to CA) and sewing.  I stitched up this tote for my sister-friend in CA.  It turned out ok, but it's not exactly what I had in mind.

 I had such a hard time picking the fabrics. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to match what the fabric store has in stock and what you have in your mind?  I finally had to just work with what they had.

I gave it to my sister-friend for Christmas and she loved it!

I'm back to selling on eBay which seems to take up so much time. I'll try to post regularly but I have a feeling I'll be visiting you all more than I'll be posting.

Thank you again for all your kind words.
Patricia :o)