So I went to Australia….
And I saw a TON of cool stuff, and hung out with cool people, and did a bunch of cool things. All of that will be shared soon : ) But I think it’s time now to get our Miss Fisher on and sew some 20’s things, don’t you??!!!!
Here we go – buttons, buttons, I’ve got buttons, because we all like buttons:
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Here are the “rules”:
1) You must have fun.
2)This is a non-competitive sewing “challenge” inspired by the looks of the beloved show “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”. It is meant to broaden horizons and give anyone who has EVER wanted to try the 20’s styles a chance to try something new. In MY case it’s because I’m short, busty and curvy, not at all like the waifs of the era. I am GOING to tackle this decade and own it : )
3) Use anything, any pattern, any photo you like for inspiration. The 20’s has a range of styles that might surprise you. I’ve posted many, many inspirational pieces here and you can find more on The Midvale Cottage Post. I’ve got some other links I’ll include in future posts but there is no shortage of information out there!
4) I made a Flickr account! Just go here to join and upload your ideas, your inspirations and even your questions! I’m going to learn how to make a nifty end-of-challenge video like Rochelle does with her Sew for Victory challenges AND even have a couple of give-aways!
5) HAVE FUN! You can even do a dress in the spirit of Mayhem if you’re so moved. You’ve got until July 20th to make the dress of your dreams, or a hat, or a shawl… Just do something : )
Have I missed anything? Probably. This is what I’m starting with – hats. Yes, hats. Why hats? Well…my original plan was to start with the underwear and work my way out. Only problem with that is hand work – I’ve made a couple undergarments but they need dozens of small hook-n-eyes sewn on so they’re wearable. Last weekend, just BEFORE I was to sit down to finish everything and then do photos, I did THE STUPIDEST thing you can with a cat, I put my hand through the bars of a carrier to “comfort” one of our foster kitties as she went to her new home. She bit me. Duh. Now I can’t hand sew until my index finger (it just HAD to be the index finger, right?) heals. I can barely type, which is a BIG part of my job so work has been interesting the last few days. Ouch. So hats it is : ) But you’ll like these I promise.
I’ll be posting pics of the things Trish from Quiet Vintage Sewing and I saw at the exhibit and found op shopping. That woman can SHOP! I had the BEST time hanging out with someone who loves vintage and knows where to find it. Because of her I had to buy a second suitcase to get everything home… It was WONDERFUL!
Stay tuned : )