Thursday, July 23, 2009

Films and Vintage Patterns...

The film fest is opening tonight - Yay, excited and lots to do :)

23rd July 09 2

I also got my hands on some great vintage patterns and two vintage pattern books a few months ago that I have yet to show you, so here they are. I'm going to make those sweet little high waisted shorts for summer - inspired by no other than Casey. I've never drafted a pattern before, let alone a vintage one, so I'm a bit worried about how they will turn out. I'm sure if I just make it up like I normally do, it'll be fine.



Fingers crossed...

XX Jen

40 comments:

  1. Oh, I want to go to a film fest!!

    I bet your shorts will turn out just as lovely as all your other gorgeous creations.

    Adore your outfit.

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  2. Your blog is so lovely, I recently started one too after reading great blogs out there like yours :) hope you don't mind if we exchange links?

    thanks jen! :)

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  3. These patterns look awesome :) I'll definitely think of buying something from your etsy shop sometime. I also just passed on a blog award to you.

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  4. I'm sure they'll come out beautifully! I have to admit that I'm a little jealous...I've been looking for a pair of shorts like those for a while:) I guess I'll have to start looking around for patterns! I can't wait to see the final result.

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  5. love the pink/black combination!

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  6. Those patterns are incredible!!!
    Love your pink skirt!

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  7. Those patterns look like so much fun.
    And I adore your outfit, that pink is the perfect color.

    Robin
    Threadbear Thoughts

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  8. Cute! I hope the shorts turn out well. I wish I could sew...

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  9. Beautiful!!!!
    i LOVE THIS SKIRT!
    LOOOOOVE!!!!
    XOXO

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  10. Your bow brooch is darling! Have a lovely time at the film fest ...

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  11. The patterns look awesome :).

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  12. Those patterns look like they will be beautiful, especially on you.

    I love how your background of black makes your pink skirt and floral pin stand out!

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  13. That has to be one of my favorite dresses! LOVE the pink! Have fun at the festival.

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  14. Can't wait to see the shorts! :)
    Have fun at the film festival!

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  15. Those are some fun patterns. I can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  16. What splendid finds, I really like the cover on the for "Women and Teenagers" one, I would happily sport any three of those lovely dresses.

    And speaking of lovely things, your outfit is so charming, you look beautiful!

    Big hugs!
    ♥ Jessica

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  17. I love your pink flower against the black top! Lovely. Have fun!

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  18. Look at that 50's dress with the full skirt! If you find a great overall pattern fabric it would look superb with that design.

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  19. I love your skirt. Good luck on your shorts.

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  20. Ooo those shorts are gorgeous. Teehee "teener"!

    I've never made shorts or pants before. Are they hard? It's probably time for me to bite the bullet and give them a go... but I'm very scared of them!

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  21. Nice! i especially love the flower brooch!

    X♥X♥

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  22. I always find these vintage patterns at estate sales. I think they're fun to look at, but I've never committed to actually using them. Have fun tonight! Great outfit.

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope everything goes wonderfully for you! Those pattern illustrations are so fun!

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  24. I wish I could sew! Thank you for commenting on my blog, btw. Maybe you can make Victoria B's dress yourself!
    Also, I LOVETH the pink/black combo. The little flower pin pulls it all together.

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  25. that's it. when I go to the flea market today, I'm picking up some old patterns. you've convinced me.

    you look fantastic! great floral pin.

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  26. I really love those vintage patterns!

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  27. I hope you're having a great time at the film festival!

    Your flower pin adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this outfit :)

    Good luck with the shorts!

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  28. Hey! I love reading/looking at your blog - which is why I have awarded you the Lemonade Stand Award. See my blog to accept it (www.blog-me-famous.blogspot.com)

    Thanks,
    Madison

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  29. I love your broach!
    And the patterns look lovely, good luck in recreating them!

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  30. always so lovely, thanx 4 ur visit & comment today ;-)

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  31. Wow, I'm so utterly jealous of your sewing skills! I often dream of being able to whip up my own clothes with ease :-)

    And your skirt, what a colour! It looks great with your gorgeous hair.

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  32. Thank you for the nice comment! I think I love every outfit on this lovely blog. I am extremely envious of your sewing!

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  33. OMG . lovely dress :) that pink skirt is so fab!

    thanks for visiting my site. i just added you up. hope you could add me up on your blog list, too :)

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  34. Gorgeous outfit - perfect for a vintage film fest!!

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  35. you pink skirt is adorable, and those patterns look awesome :)
    now if only i could sew...

    - jen

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  36. I really admire anyone who can sew as well as you! With your original skirt designs being so lovely, I can't wait to see what these patterns inspire and what you choose to make from them :~)

    Also, I've gotten some strange security words too. I wonder how they come up with them?? Haha.

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  37. You look lovely. I could have some fun with those patterns!

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  38. I'm loving both this and your floral dress. Both have such a beautiful silhouette. You're so talented... amazing. Just found your blog and I'm really enjoying it so far :)

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Jen