Sunday, October 03, 2010

1970's Flashback!

Originally uploaded by Tender Arts

I can't stop making baby outfits! I found a yard of beautiful uncut orangey gingham at Goodwill recently. It was the perfect opportunity to make a vintage pattern (Simplicity 8495) that I picked up a couple of weeks earlier on Labor Day.

I'm so happy with the way it turned out! So sweet!

I think I'm even more excited by Patches the little puppy I made. I've been shopping locally looking for brown gingham and having no luck. I searched it on ebay and the first thing that came up was this groovy patchwork print. Perfect!

The weirdest part was as I was finishing up this little pup I had a REAL 70's flashback! In 1972 we moved into a new house and I had an awesome bedroom with my own walk-in closet! My white Faux Provincial canopy bed got a new blue gingham bedspread and canopy, my window was dressed in ruffly white criss cross priscilla curtains and cute accessories sewn in this exact patchwork print in red, white and blue! How crazy is that? My mother who did NOT sew, actually hand stitched a little ruffled table topper and chair cushion for the seating area in front of my window.

Anyway, the set is listed in my shop and I hope this little puppy and outfit get half the love I had for that bedroom!

5 friends said....:

  1. That gingham dress is soooo retro. I loved a pink gingham dress I made. My very first sewing project when I was 8 was an apron out of pink gingham.

    I also love the little two piece yellow outfit in the previous post. How cute that would be on a little angel.

  2. So cute! Adorable puppy too!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog~~~

    Hope you are having a blessed weekend:))

    Kay Ellen

  3. THis is darling -- and I remember that fabric for the little pup too. Thanks for your visit to my's always nice to meet new friends.

  4. These are so adorable. I can totally understand why you'd be making a lot of these. Thanks for visiting!

  5. The outfit and the pup are absolutely precious. What's more... you gave ME a 70s flashback with this post too.
    My patchwork stuff was pink, but it had that same feel to it.


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