31.5.14

Quick update

Hi all,

It's been a while since my last blogpost. The reason is that I wasn't feeling very well lately and I just needed a break from everything. But now I'm feeling better again and I started crafting again.


Last week I was able to finish the crocheted purse and pleated skirt, which are part of the 40s trio. This trio consists of a blouse, skirt and purse. And with these two projects finished, the trio is complete! Next week I hope to find some time to take pictures. 



In the meantime I leave you with some pictures of the finished projects!

13 comments:

  1. I really, really LOVE the bag!! Makes me want to make one for myself! Great work!

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  2. These are lovely. I adore the bag, and would love to know some more about the pattern and construction.

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    1. Thanks, I will blog about that in an upcoming post :)

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  3. Looking forward to seeing the trio as an outfit as they are all amazing pieces. Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better.

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  4. Wow, the bag is so lovely! I have seen them so often online, but never in real life. Maybe it is about time to make my own one.
    And I am impressed how you manage to match the plaid fabric to the pleats. I have never tried this because it always looks so complicated.

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    1. It thought it would be tricky too, to match the plaids, but it's really easy!

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  5. Both are awesome! According to my experience, plaid is one of the more challenging fabrics to deal with, depending on how the size of the pattern is. You made a great job on the skirt.

    And the purse is just beautiful! It looks totally authentic! I have a similar one, from the 1940s, and I was so happy to find it rather cheap (they can be very expensive) as the handle was missing. Lucky me: I found a cheap lucite handle from the 40s as well. I could of course crochet a purse myself, but I guess it would take me ages to finish it.

    Best, Doris from Switzerland

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    1. Thanks! Crocheting the purse didn't take that long :) You really should try it!

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  6. Beautifully done! I always love a plaid pleated skirt! Looking forward to seeing it on you. Also, I love the purse. So clever and vintage and ladylike. Glad you are feeling better.

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  7. I hope you are now on the path to feeling much better. I bet the weather is getting very nice for you now. I'm curious how did you pleat your skirt? Did you do it by hand or did you have a little gadget to help you?

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