Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I can make that!

One of the best things about getting out and about and looking at things is the new booster of creative inspiration that I get every time. It's not so much from buying something, although that's nice if you can do it, but often the budget doesn't allow. It's the buzz that I get from connecting with something beautiful, and the ideas that it sparks in my own head. It's a kind of scaffolding for building new stuff from old ideas.

I found these beautiful tea party dresses at Port O Call. They so inspired me. I was lucky enough to be able to buy one, but I would have bought all three of them if I could have.

This is the one I bought in the end, because it fitted the best. But it was an agony of decision making, and I changed my mind twice!

And I went home completely inspired to make my own version of the tea party dress in as many permutations as makes me happy.

I have had such fun in the last week or so rabbiting around in the op shops, and looking at stuff with new eyes. I'm looking for things I can use as embellishments for tea gowns.

I'm piecing together vintage nightie patterns and making something that is just right for the job, and I'm just about to start experimenting with what I've got to hand.

I 'll be back with something in my next post. Still not exactly sure what, but it will just evolve.

Might just evolve into the recycle bag in my cupboard too. But that's just part of the deal. It's not ALL about the process, but the process is important. It's all a bit of an experiment at the moment. Just have to see what happens.


  1. ooohhhh sounds so very exciting can't wait to see what you make. Those dresses were adorable and so girly and pretty, loved the one you bought so floaty to. Enjoy your project, dee ;-) x

  2. Mmm I just adored the top dress when I popped in to POC a week or two ago. Ooh Rob look at this! Isn't it gorgeous...must be the vintage Sanderson across the midriff that I really fell for I think. Thanks for the parade...great to see it on : )

  3. Ohhhh I will check what patterns I have in my collection :)

  4. Awesome! can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. Its great to get inspired like this, the dress i beautiful.


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