Thursday, March 10, 2011

1936: Out to Play-Suit

And the 1936 playsuit saga comes to an end.... Thank god! and what a saga it has been. I have been sewing this garment on and off for three weeks now and I am quite happy see the back of it.

It's been difficult, not a lot difficult, but a little difficult to say the least. There was seam binding, hand sewing, altering, unpicking, altering again, and whats so unsatisfying about the whole affair, is that I'm not entirely certain that I even like it all that much.
Don't get me wrong, I don't hate it, the fit is fine, not to mention all the bound seams on the inside are beautiful (I can't help but smile like a giddy school girl in love when I look at them) But I just don't see myself wearing it that often.
I suppose after spending that much time on it, I am just disapointed that I'm not absolutely in love with it.
Maybe next summer I will think differently? Hopefully!

After all the sewing was completed, Natasha and I hit the park to take a few snaps. The Sunflowers I had bought from the markets for my "Its a Wrap" Skirt were still alive and sunny so we decided to take them with us.

Now, these I am happy with. I love Natasha's work. She has such a great eye. She came up with the idea of having me lay in the grass with all the sunflowers. Don't you think it looks a little Pushing daisies-esque? ( I LOVE that show)

I want to throw a big thank you out there to Natasha! She works crazy hard at university, yet still finds time to take photographs for me, not to mention she always knows exactly what image I have in my head without even asking, you rock Tash!

Check out her work here at Natasha Foster and her Camera.

So now that's over, what's next?


  1. Wow! looks awesome. That rick-rack is also a great touch. I can see how it's an every-once-in-a-while outfit, though.

  2. Very Pushing Daisies-esque!

    I think it looks awesome as well! I often make things that I don't wear. It's probably some sort of curse that takes over us when we work on a project for too long :)

  3. It's beautiful!!! I know it may not be something you wear often, but it's just so cute! I think your finished garment has convinced me to try something like this ;o)

  4. Fabulous!
    And the pictures are awesome!

  5. Saw this on BurdaStyle and just had to stop by and tell you how much I love your playsuit. :) Excellent work!

  6. Wowzers! This is STUNNING! Amazing photos too - well done both of you!

  7. LOVE it! And you've definitely got my vote on the EvaDress contest :-)


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