January 09, 2009

how to not quite follow a pattern




I enjoy sewing...self taught of course...not great but not too bad, it's all about enjoying it right? Well I do, I like to try my hand at everything...but you guessed that by now right?
I began making a 50's style dress from a pattern (Vintage Vogue 2561), and it was going really well but then I stopped following the pattern and decided to change it just a little...into an apron, so from the front it looks like a dress but from behind it is an apron, I even attached a petticoat to foof it out a bit in traditional style.

YES IT IS A CORSET UNDERNEATH...I HAVE FOUND THAT WEARING ONE HAS HELPED WITH MY VERY BAD POSTURE...AND LOOKS UBER COOL TOO, THE ONE IN THE PIC IS A "WASPIE". IN TOTAL I OWN 3 CORSETS THAT I HAVE BOUGHT...YES I HAVE A PATTERN TO MAKE MY OWN WHEN I FIND THE TIME.
A great place to find some divine high compression corsets is Gallery Serpentine

10 comments:

Lottie said...

That's one sexy apron! It would be a natty 'dress' anyway to pop on quickly first thing in the morning when the door bell rang - so long as you remembered to walk backwards if it was the postman!

You look glowing with good health - fabulous - glad you got over the food poisoning

Robin in Las Vegas said...

Love it! What a great idea :)

Flippinpest said...

Agree completely with Lottie. You look a real foof in this Linda ;-)
PS Glad to see that you were fully clothed for the rear view hehehe.

Linda Elbourne said...

Love it and what a great word Foof is!!! Totally under used in my opinion!

Jaqi said...

This is FAB, you have done an excellent job. It looks great, Jaqi

Danielle said...

WOW!!!!!

BTW - is that a CORSET I can see under that sexy apron????

Barb said...

You sexy thang you! LOL

The corset sorta gives a different slant to the demure 50's apron look!...LOL

PS...I had a dress like that once...but mine had a back in it...LOL

Diane said...

This is adorable....SEXY Chef! Wish I had the patience to sew.

Sue McGettigan said...

Totally adorable, love the apron, and the corset too :)

Jen Crossley said...

WOW thats one great apron thats for sure
Jen