Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's always a good idea to finish

I finally finished my 1940's suit!!!! I finished it just in time for our annual Nutcracker outing downtown. Of course, my mother brought along the camera. So here is a picture.
The suit is from Simplicity 3688. I didn't really touch it over the summer, and when I started to work on it again...I found that I had lost the directions, as well as the pattern for the lining.
But winging it wasn't so bad...





12 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh my, this is adorable!
I wish I had you knack of making clothing. I got a sewing machine like two years ago, and I've made one skirt on it since. It took me forever! But anyway, this is really cute. Great job!

Farmgirl said...

Love it! Your setting is awesome too! :)

Izori said...

Oh, wow! That's really cool. I'm supposed to be making a Federal Period servant's outfit because I'm an historical interpreter, but I've been so busy...

Jo March said...

You look so cute!!!!! What a sweet outfit!!!!! I thought it was a catalog picture or something, until I read the post :D

Bree said...

Wow, Lucy, it looks fantastic, especially for winging a prtion of it. A plus!

Merry Christmas,
~Bree

Näna said...

WOW! I thought this was a Google image or something until I read the post. You look *adorable*!!! Is that a soda fountain or something? The *perfect* backdrop for your suit.

Hugs,
Nana

Näna said...

Btw, your blog looks beautiful (as always). The background is so you:)

Marian said...

It turned out wonderfully! Great job. :) I really like the fabric, too.

Lucie Manette said...

@Meredith: Awww...you're sweet! It's funny, because that's how I started...we got a nicer sewing machine and I made one skirt. Until, of course I fell in love with a costume, and could wait to learn more before making it. I don't usually even make anything unless I couldn't live without it. ;)

@Farmgirl: Oh, thanks! I know...we were sooo excited to find it!

@Izori: wow...I'm not even sure I know what that is! when you finish it, you should post pictures and let me know! I'd love to have a look!

@Jo: Hehe...that's sweet of you. :) Thanks!

@Bree: thank you sooooo much!

@Nana:Thank you much! I know, isn't it? (the setting) And yes, I really like the backdrop...red, you know. ;)

@Marian: thank you! I do too...when I found it in the fabric store, it just screamed 1940's. :)

Joanna said...

Not so bad indeed! I think it looks great! You did a lovely job. Perhaps the finishing feeling will encourage you to start another super cool vintage ensemble? :-)

ourspareoom said...

Soooooo cute, Lucie! I'm glad to see you make a (very colorful and vintage) splash back in the blogging world. That outfit is just adorable, and the cool thing is that vintage is so chic and fashionable these days. Nicely done, deary. I'm loving the red accents, too.
~Meg

Polka Dot said...

Wow--LOVE! The photo looks like a mixture between a fashion magazine and a Norman Rockwell painting. Absolutely lovely!