All posts tagged: Art Deco

These are the pants that never end

I am very pleased to report that, after sharing my sewing plans for my Art Deco Weekend wardrobe, I also managed to finish it all!  Not exactly in the form I’d originally planned, but in just as awesome, and just as elaborate a form. I’ll be doing a full weekend wrap-up post later this week, and sharing about the my sewing bits in individual posts.  To start the series off, here are my beach pyjama pants that never end: And, by never end, I mean that everything about them, from the hem width, to the crotch length, just goes on and on my friend: (and, I’m sorry, I know, that’s stuck in your head now, and it’s very evil of me.  However, I’ve had the stupid Charleston song that they always play at Art Deco Weekend stuck in my head for 5 hours now, and I’m at the point where the song that never ends is a preferable alternative!) The pants are made from an altered version of the Wearing History Chic Ahoy trousers.  The Chic …

The ‘Deco Echo’ blouse

I’m madly sewing something new and exciting, and working on the tutorial for this blouse, so instead of spending a lot of time on writing a post for today, I’m concentrating on those, and instead you are getting (a slightly better and updated) version of my post for the Sew Weekly on my ‘Deco Echo’ blouse (I want to have a version on my blog…just in case): ______________ Planning my wardrobe for Art Deco Weekend in Napier, top of my list of things I really wanted to make was a pair or beach pajama pants made from fantastic Art Deco inspired fabric. Problem. The fabric is maroon and dark teal on white. And maroon and dark teal are not colours I usually buy – it’s just so hard to find fabrics in them that don’t look cheap (why is that that some colours always look cheap in most fabrics?). I don’t own any maroon and dark teal fabrics! What on earth was I going to do for a top? I completely turned over my stash, to no …

A Little Bit of Red dress

Last week I blogged about all the stuff I wanted to get finished for Art Deco Weekend.  I didn’t get everything I wanted done, and that wasn’t all a bad thing – it turns out that evening gowns aren’t really a great idea for street dancing in sweaty heat (actually, street dancing and sweaty heat aren’t a good idea either, alone or together). One thing I did finish was my floral chiffon 1930s dress. It’s made from Excella E3137, one of my vintage patterns.  I made it up without the hip ruffles, because really, hip ruffles? I’ll do a proper review of the pattern in a bit, once I finish the dress properly. I mean, it’s finished properly (rolled hems, French seams & double sewn seams), but I’m not happy with it.  Somehow it just looks uninteresting.  Somehow I failed to notice that except for those hip ruffles it’s just a sack with quirky seaming.  And the quirky seaming doesn’t even show with the print!  Maybe it needs those hip ruffles after all!  So I’m …