Monday, July 28, 2008

Eucalyptus Vintage Housecoat

Yes, that is what this color is called and even though it isn't the prettiest name, I like saying it. :-) So, I finally finished this project and now have pictures to share, not only of the housecoat but I will also post pictures (later) of the nightgown I made to go with it. :-)

Housecoat is made from this pattern:

Now, the actual finished pictures...

The Front

The Side
The Back


French seams and little gathers

I found this a very easy pattern to work with and my only regret is that I made it a tad too big but at least that will give me lots of ease. I love the wrap style and it is very easy to put on. I think next time I will make it in a cute print with little flowers and do the housedress instead. That is in the future of course! :-)

Many thanks to both of my sisters, T.W for being the patient model and Kyna for allowing me to use her vintage patterns. :-)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

From the barnyard....

This year we were blessed with three adorable little goat kids. The buckling is christened Demi, (Black and white little fella) and the doeling pictured is called Lucy. I don't have pictures of the other little doe but she is pretty cute too! :-)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Life's amazing when you have....

homemade doughnuts and a hot cup of tea for breakfast. Awwwww! :-)

Monday, July 14, 2008

From my collection...

I thought it would be fun to post pictures of the china I am collecting. It is British made, Lady Carlyle and was the same china pattern my Great-Grandmother had. I love all the different colors and the pattern will make such an elegant addition to my future tea cupboard.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

In the works - One Summer Green Housecoat....

Tracing a vintage forties pattern is fun, especially when the paper is in pristine shape.

Finished pictures coming soon!