Saturday, February 5, 2011

I finally dyed my "vintage" velvet for Vogue dropped overlay Adele Simpson

According to the Guardian newspaper fashion gurus, we're going to be looking at dropped waists, a lot of beaded hems, long knotted pearls, and a rectangular silhouette in 2011 because of the influence of the new television series, Boardwalk Empire. So long, Mad Men. Great for vintage sewing, right!

This means that my retro vintage Vogue "Adele" in the cut velvet with the dropped waist tied overlay and possible beaded tassles will be very fashion forward in an unexpected way.

I finally dyed the Thai silks' cut velvet this morning, and you know how sometimes you think your life is going to be complicated, so you procrastinate? I nervously bought dye sachets of navy, royal blue and dark grey, only to find out that one sachet of royal gives me a gorgeous blue. I'm into blue, thanks to the success of the ruffled satin blouse the other night, a detailed on my blog last week. (Please no smart alecs remind me that this is "Our Lady's" colour, or they'll send me back to Catholic school days. I prefer to think of this as a true Renaissance colour. I have a wardrobe full of black evening wear. Enough. Nobody died.
In case you find my dyeing completely boring, you can gaze across our front yard for a glimpse over the fog covering Geneva and the lake of Leman at the Alps. In this photo, Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, sits dead centre. It looks a little low to the ground because our farmhouse is already at 1300 metres.
For more photos, see my blog Chanel No. 6
Okay, I know I'm lagging on this sew along thing, but I've got husband's birthday pajamas under needle.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful color of the fabric, but the view is amazing!