Wednesday, March 25, 2009

pretty spring things

~Finally the weathers is settling into a temperature that I can tolerate. That means we will be taking up a space at the Sunset Valley Farmer's Market again soon. April marks our one year anniversary at the Market, and the return of Belle and Burger after the "long hard Central Texas winter". I am super excited about some of my new spring looks .

~I have several new skirt designs this one I am very keen on. I liken it to a woman's 1970's sportswear look; That sits on the hips with elastic rather than over the tummy ( I am into new century comfort, after all)
~It has a faux row of buttons down the front, from my vintage stash, all dark brown and mismatched ....I made 2 lil pouch style topstitched pockets with little scrappy collages on them. ~ It is a little longer than last summer's "market skirt " and has a little wider flow in the skirt. This skirt is all recycled materials.The fabric for the skirt itself was a table cloth . The pockets and button flap are from old beloved pair of jeans....This skirt has lots of little quirky extras because this first one is for yours truly. (usually the first ones are mine so I can work out the kinks, kinda like the kinks plus I am a little more inspired when making something to actually wear)


~I am also making this skirt in a simpler version with no pockets and an applique on the bottom . I will have quite a few of these tone down simple skirts ready by next weekend.

~I have also been a busy lil pantie maker. This tanks and pantie set I made with the last of my twin cherry knit .
The bottoms have fold over elastic at the waist and legs( I did not fold it over at the waist). They are a hybrid hipster /bikini...with a low rise but full bum coverage; very comfy. This set is for sale and is a size medium. I also made a pair of thongs (for my self) . They are patterned after a cheap Target pair that I love. The leg finish was a quick solution they are wearable but still could use some tinkering

I also made this cute sun dress I am dying to photograph...so here are some bad bathroom shots. I have not added straps yet( it does not need them to stay up) but I will probably add spaghetti ties. The top edge is fold over elastic ...
...Then inside has a little lined bosom with flat fold over elastic sewn (and stretched) all around for a sort of empire waist. I will take some 'on' photos soon with the straps.
yay!! spring Is here but do not blink....

7 comments:

Judy said...

love your new skirts!

julia said...

i love it all... and you too of course! xo

Lo Christine said...

It's all super cute!

Alexandra said...

Very cute! Looking forward to seeing it all for reals at the market.

Candance said...

I love it all!! Love it! I wish I lived there so I could buy it at the market.

Angie said...

You are one amazing chick!! Seriously, I love the talent you have of throwing fabric together. And the skirt is awesome!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Love the skirt! The row of buttons is divine :) and I also love the sun dress! Definitely couldn't wear it sleeveless here, I'd have to put a sweater over it and I wouldn't want to do that, it is so lovely.