Monday, August 31, 2009

A Corduroy Shirtwaist: Vogue 8021


A little modern sewing! Actually I don't know if this one is still in print--I bought it at the thrift store. And *of course* omitted those breast pockets--who needs that kind of busy? I meant to add a pocket in the side seam and then got carried away and forgot . . . .


The fabric is also from the thrift store, so the project cost $1.10 total, including buttons from the stash.


Perfect match!


When I finished I remembered I had some leftover velvet, so I made up a little bag to accompany. I love the effect of pleated velvet.


Afterwards I was searching my memory to figure out why this garment seems so familiar. Finally it dawned on me that I channelled the Composer's ratty running shirt, a very precious and lucky piece.


I'm so glad I have one of my own now.

23 comments:

Lisateresa said...

My, my! I was at the thrift store today - no fabric, and the only patterns were craft ones. Although I did find some nice curtains and sweaters. The dress is very nice.

Kjersten said...

I love looking at your projects. You make everything so lovely! The color of the dress is wonderful and the velvet bag is very cute.

Dell said...

I like the dress, and absolutely adore the handbag! You are resourceful, talented and have a great eye for design!

Anonymous said...

I love the bags you seem to manage to 'just whip up'! Do you use patterns or are they all from your own creativity? I think they are great.

Kind regards,
Sonya, Australia

Lady Farmer said...

OOhhh! My favorite color! What a score on the fabric and how fortuitous to have velvet the same color for the lovely bag! :~D
I'm just hoping you aren't planning on running in your new dress?!

Nicki said...

Beautiful, I love the tailored older styles of the classic patterns.....they just look so nice and stylish, Your wonderful witha sewing machine. Love the colour and handbag,
Hugs Nicki
www.mummatomany.blogspot.com (Australia)

jill said...

Yet One more beautiful dress--I feel inspired to get sewing for myself--you do wonderful work!!Love the color--I have been stuck on that color with my vintage pyrex--and can't seem to let it go.....Blessings Jill-in Ohio

pequenita1 said...

That corduroy really makes the dress. It looks like the perfect outfit to usher in fall. And how wonderful that it was so cheap too! You always make such nice things. -Lucy

Rachel said...

Now that's a good thrift store day!

kate said...

nice...You always inspire me.

Julie said...

You have the best luck with thrift stores. I never find such wonderful things.

Katya said...

This is so lovely. I think I shall stop breathing from the sheer beauty of this dress and handbag.
Your sewing projects are an inspiration to me. Thank you so much for posting them!
~Katie Rose

Linda said...

I love corduroy and the color is just beautiful.
I'm sure you're going to get lots of compliments on this outfit!

Sharon said...

How beautiful Anna! I love corduroy as well and the color is so pretty :)

Have a good day!

Sharon

Margo said...

how beautiful on it's own merit, but to know that it cost a dollar and change???!! how pleased you must be! I must say, I thought I was happy with my thrift stores and my finds, but they never have fabric.

Rebekah said...

Oh, I love this!

Baby Mama said...

oooh this is AWESOME! you are so talented. i need to learn how to make my own clothes too!

Lacey said...

I wish I could sew such beautiful and classic clothing, this is one of my favorite things you've sewn.

Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Wow...this "homerun" from you is outta of the ballpark...over the fence. Love it~!

Doug said...

Your blog is an absolute delight. Thank you so much for sharing your life and your talents so generously. I have been trying to make some changes in my own home, and everyday I cleaned and painted and reorganised I read a month from your blog. It was great comfort and company and inspiration. Thank you,
Annamaria :)

caramela said...

Oops! I signed in with the wrong account- this is my own,
Annamaria :)

misslynda said...

LOVE it! Vogue patterns are always so stylish - - - - classic - - never goes out of style.

...they call me mommy... said...

Love this dress! :)

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