Monday, September 21, 2009

The Last Outfit... & A Couple of Giveaways

Okay kids so far I'm ahead of the electrical storm headed our way. :) I finished the last jumper and skirt and I think that's just about all this little "fashion plate" can stand. I have enough to take up north. North would be North Carolina for a couple of days and the rest of the time in South Carolina. The weather won't be to much colder in So Carolina then it is here, so we don't have to worry about freezing to death :) I mean I will pack my socks just in case it gets too cold. Ha I'll be a tourist there and everyone knows that it's high fashion to wear their socks with sandals!! Right????

I made the jumper out of a oh so soft blue-gray silk with a small olive-taupe stripe. I made a soft brushed stretch cotton olive skirt to go with it.

Things could really get boring because I use the same jumper, skirt and apron patterns all the time. So each time I tweak things like the necklines, shape or add a bit of vintage fabric from my stash. I've had a piece of vintage lacy laceup thingy hanging on my board forever waiting for a divine vision. I think it's intended use is to lace up the front or back of a gown, I just thought it was to beautiful to pass up. I don't know how old it is. Could be years or could be 2 years old. I found it in the front counter of a little seconds fabric store No air conditioning in the store and the glass in the counter is shaded it still gets a fair amount of sun each day. Soooooo like I said it's any body's guess on age. :)

I left the left side seam open and placed the laceup thingy (does anyone know the official name of this piece of garment????) on the seam to lace up the jumper Oh yeah that was after I took it for a tea dye job to add a bit of patina :) So there you have it another cute little outfit for Annalise. Don't anyone tell her because it would really hurt her feelings but I think I fill out the top of the jumper a darn site better then she does. ;)

I just have to show you guys this !!!! Isn't it sooooooo, the most coolest, neatobanito thing you have EVER seen???? What??? What do you mean what??? Of course it's the HOLE !!! See it??? There at the top of that piece huge Mermaid tear!!!! I MADE that HOLE!!!!! Yes sireee I did. I made it with the ever so cool Dremel Tool that LW gave me for our anniversary!!! The DT and a diamond bit and it was like magic!!!! :) When the project is done I'll show pictures of the whole creation. I just couldn't wait to show you the hole!! :)

My little Bloglandian Sis
Lulu of Coastal Sisters is having a lovely fall give away. She has created a wonderful fall necklace that you need to skip on over to see and leave a comment. Well that's if you would like to be in the drawing. And who wouldn't I mean it's a chance to have a OOAK Lulu original!!!

Oh Look here is one more giveaway. Our little french Bloglandian sister Esther of Mes Illusions Baroques has also created a OOAK cameo necklace to give away in celebration of the opening of her ETSY store!! :) Soooooo when you are done at Lulu's little home skip over to Esther's register for her giveaway and check out her new store!! :)

That is all for me tonight my bloglandian family. Some how I'm still ahead of the storm so I don't think I'll press my luck any longer!! Have a most audacious today or tomorrow depending on where in the world you are p;)


Miss Muggins said...

i love your 'jumper' with the sweet trim on the side- here in oz
a jumper is a woollen pull-over! Have a great get-away.

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Cute jumper. I also enjoy the trim but I don't know what it's called..just trim. Have a wonderful little vay kay and always stay ahead of the storm.


SummersStudio said...

Oh I am excited to see another wonderful version of that jumper. I just got my pattern in the mail and I'm itching to try it out. Gusset? I think sometimes when you insert a panel of fabric it might be a gusset. Anyway, gusset is a sort of cool word. Cheers, LeAnn

Esther said...

this hole is fantastic!! i'm so jealous!!!!
thanks for your little french sister Pattie.. give away is over right now.. here is 5PM , look the result if you have time.. of course.. i jump to lulu's!!
(ho.. very sexy dress.. humhum..)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Isn't that trim a corset-lace-up?

Very nice!

I like the hole you drilled. Heck, I like the "whole" thing!

Tracy M. said...

Hi Pattie, Haven't been by in awhile. I love your jumper and mermaid tear. Have a great trip and take care,
Tracy M.

Coastal Sisters said...

Love the jumper!

The wire wrapped beach glass looks so pretty.

I hope the fur baby is better.

Love to you, LW and the fur babies,
LS, The Commander and #2

Cindy said...

Congrats on winning Esther's giveaway, you lucky lady you!!! I'm so happy you won.
You're so inventive when it comes to sewing too, I see. I love visiting here and reading the told in your ever witty style. :-)

Cindy said...

Oh! Forgot to mention that your beach glass with the drilled hole is great! You did it! Your husband must be happy you used your anniversary gift, and to create something so pretty... Can't wait to see the finished piece.

stregata said...

Hi Pattie, you lucky duck!! Great jumper. But the mermaid's tear - you drilled a hole!!!!!!!! OMG, how did you do that????????? I am scared to drill my seaglass, for fear of demolishing it. I have such a time drilling holes in my stones, although they are probably much "softer" than glass. I am in total awe, Pattie!

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