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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lowly Worm Hat on: July 27, 2010 01:09:29 PM

I love to make hats, and so recently bought a vintage hat stand /head form to display them on. However, I humorously discovered that when I put a green hat on my vintage head form it looks just like, Lowly Worm, a character from Richard Scarrys beloved childrens books!  Cheesy

When I realized this I told my husband, who promptly made a paper eye and mouth for my form so now it really looks like Lowly Worm! We both got a good laugh out of it and we hope you do too. Ive also included a picture of my green cloche hat not on the form. ..two very different looks.
12  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Muppets Statler and Waldorf (In process photos added)(Older costumes added) on: July 21, 2010 06:26:02 AM
I was looking over past challenges and saw this!!! Incredible!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simplicity 2374 Romper on: July 20, 2010 02:07:11 PM
Rompers are so cute! You did a great job! The best way to learn is by mistakes...it does get expensive though.  Wink
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steampunk'd skirt and cape ensemble on: July 20, 2010 02:02:05 PM
AMAZING! Love it!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: TUTORIAL for vertical patchwork hippie dress -- any size - no pattern on: July 14, 2010 11:51:13 AM
Looks fun. Think i'll give it a try  Smiley
16  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / Re: 1930s Vintage Reproduction Sheet Dress on: July 13, 2010 06:44:50 AM
Cloche hat pattern came from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library: www.vpll.org
17  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / Re: Lady Gaga inspired gown/ wedding dress (image heavy!) on: July 09, 2010 03:26:17 PM
Awesome Dress!
18  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / Re: 1930s Vintage Reproduction Sheet Dress on: July 09, 2010 03:23:21 PM
Thank you all for you kind words. I had a lot of fun making the dress and hat. Being able to submit it in this challenge was an added bonus.
19  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / Re: 3 Dollar Sheet To New Dress + Flower Headband on: July 08, 2010 02:30:50 AM
Great Dress--love the color!
20  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / 1930s Vintage Reproduction Sheet Dress on: July 07, 2010 05:14:02 PM

I just recently discover Craftsterwhat an awesome web site! I am an eco designer and have a small business that focuses on making vintage reproduction clothing out of reclaimed fabrics (i.e. bed sheets, curtains, etc). So I was super excited when I heard about this challenge!

For the challenge I made myself a 1930s style dress with a matching cloche hat. I chose the 30s because I need a 30s/40s outfit for an upcoming eventso why not kill two birds with one stone. Wink The only problem was that up until now Ive only made 60s and 70s reproductions!

I have a large collection of vintage patterns, yet I didn't have any from the 30s or 40s. So I had to get creative!  I used McCalls 9187 pattern to make my dress. It is a 1968 pattern, but because of the dresss low waist, if done in the right fabric, has a 30s look. So I carefully selected the sheets to use for my dress. For the main part of the dress I chose an off-white, queen size, vintage bed sheet with an orange/brown floral print.  For the contrast on the dress (collar, front band, and belt) I used a twin size rusty orange bed sheet.

The finishing touch of the outfit was the cloche hat! I made the hat using a scrape of heavy weight rusty orange fabric I had laying around, and lined it with the floral print bed sheet fabric. The hat lining really pulls the two pieces together making a perfectly charming 30s outfit.

The wonderful husband took the fabulous photos of this outfitthanks honey!

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