Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Leaves

Sorry I've been so scarce lately, but when I haven't been out crunching the autumn leaves which have started to fall, I've also been hard at work on a sewing project I had put on the back burner for months.  Finally, just in time for fall, I finished my 1934 tunic blouse using an Eva Dress Pattern.    This pic doesn't perhaps capture all the details of the top to best advantage, but hopefully you get the idea.  I used a warm brown 30s inspired plaid cotton, and finished it with dark brown 30s bakelite buttons and matching buckle, which I thought worked with my $2.00 wool 70s-does-30s skirt nicely.  I also have my first crocheting project on the go, but more on that later! Happy Monday!


17 comments:

chelsea said...

Very cute! I really like your hair too. I cannot wait for the ground to be littered with leaves, so far there are just a few and they are still quite flexible. No crunch yet.

"The Golden Girl of the West" said...

Beautiful job on the top dear!

~Syd

Q's Daydream said...

Oh, it looks lovely! Sweet picture :o)

Sarsaparilla said...

It's darling!

No worries about being "scarce" for a few days from my perspective. Your posts are always so wonderful I need a few days to fully absorb them.
Susan :-)

lauren said...

I'm so impressed!

Jacqueline said...

Simply beautifully done. Love the warm colors...

nona said...

That's adorable. The buttons are just right!

I wanted to let you know I'm having a giveaway on my blog, of a charm bracelet with silhouette charms I made myself. It's at http://a-red-robin.blogspot.com/2010/09/50th-post-and-giveaway.html if you're interested!

Celestial Charms said...

Fabulous. Wish I could whip something up like that! ;)
Maureen

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

Wow - that light is awesome in this picture. You are - as always - too. (and I enjoy listening to Edith Piaf every time ..) No crumbling leafs here - they just lie about pretty plashy.. :")

Harlow Darling said...

Gorgeous blouse, it really is perfect for fall with the plaid pattern (which I consider essential for fall) and the coffee color scheme, lovely!
And, LOVE Autumn Leaves, it's definately one of Edith Piaf's best songs, or atleast it is to me :D

Wearing History said...

That's so wonderful! I've been eyeing that pattern for a while- it's so nice to see it made up!
It's uncanny how your posts always channel my thoughts... I was just thinking today about a brown plaid fabric I saw at the fabric store last week and talking myself into getting it. So funny!

superheidi said...

Oooh! I'm so excited to see this blouse all made up. I have the same pattern but didn't get around yet to use it. Great job!

garofit said...

oh, it's been scarce from mine, i can never have enough of your posts! :)

love the blouse and the photo, well done to you for learning to sew, wish i wasn't so useless.
the blouse is gorgeous, and the colors perfect for you.

Carys said...

I love your blouse, it's amazing, you did a great job!! That picture is lovely too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you, all!! I'm already itching to tackle something else. Kudos to le Baron for taking the photo!

Avalon76 said...

Baroness, that came out beautifully! Love the matching accoutrements. Lovely work!

Andi B. Goode said...

Ooh, lovely! And good luck with the crocheting. I still can't make a chain - the whole concept doesn't make sense to me and mum can't understand why ;] hehe
-Andi x