Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More on Fashion





Finishing up my fashion fling tonight, the little yellow babydoll dress looks exactly like a pair of "baby doll pajamas" I wore in the fifties as a young teen. To bed only. The little print strapped full short print dress, I had sewed up several like this in the 70's to wear in the hot Iowa summers. Living in ultra conservative communities did nothing for my reputation as I sewed away and wore them about. The other frock, brown print, looks like something I would have purchased the material on sale and whipped up and refused to wear unless it was to a Woodstock type event. The sparkling pant and top - ahhhhhhhhhhh, I wants it. I really wants it.

7 comments:

Hattigrace said...

I didn't know you used to sew!! Me, too! Made all my clothes for several years in jr and sr high. My goal was for them NOT to look "home-made".

Cool fashions. Where'd ya find them?

Gardenia said...

On line, hattigrace, online. I want to know where I can buy the silver one! If I was 17, I'd buy the others too.

Being so tall and then living in Wyoming (and material used to be less than buying a completed outfit) where there were no stores, I had to sew. I love to sew. But I don't know if I have the patience anymore! I need to make some curtains, long elegant silk or flyaway materials - but I don't know anyone who would hang them for me!

tweetey30 said...

I would if I was closer to you. LOL.. Nice fashions. I love that thin strapped dress with the flowers. Hubby thinks I am nuts for liking flowers on my clothes. I dont look like such a wide load when I wear flowers or printed clothing.

Gardenia said...

I don't know where I have been - went to the OB/GYN office today - had to leave the hormones behind when I had the pulmonary embolism....not without some side effects - anyway, that is where I catch up on a lot of magazines....these styles are very in right now, very in....the little dresses.

Dresses are very in. The "sack" has even made a comeback. My mother, wishfully wanting one herself, bought them for me. Back when. I used to like dresses - but pantyhose drove me away from them....when it gets hot it feels like ants biting your legs...then there were the days of hose that were never long enough - and oh, hey, remember your moms' girdles? You weren't properly dressed unless you had one of those dudes on. Hot, yes! Uncomfortable - yes! I love the "new" barelegged look. For several years now I have found no dresses I want to wear.....

my daughter and I have been colaberating today - thinking about making punk clothing to sell on ebay. Maybe???????

tweetey30 said...

LOL. That sounds like fun. Have fun with it if you do.

d34dpuppy said...

good idea gardenia go thru a hot topic store 4 ideas

Candy Minx said...

I love the pant and sheer blouse too...that is just absolutely something I would wear...not the others.

I love the colour and the fabric...and I LOVE these posts about fashion Gardenia...you go girl!!!!

I am miserable at sewing and I had so much admiration for the girls in school who would make an outfit the night before a party and look so amazing!

I mentioned in last post of yours that you should check out Prject Runway...it's on dvd now for rentals...and the contestants are so bloody talented it is amazing and humbling!