Sunday, 12 January 2014

SSB Retro Faves - 2013

Well hellooo and welcome to 2014. This post is all about my facebook page Sassy Sewing Bees where I champion the fabulous creations of others. Since we are beginning a new year I wanted to share with you my favourite creations posted on SSB in 2013.

Choosing favourites was so hard as every creation I post on SSB are ones that have caught my eye for one reason or another. Today will be all about my fave vintage inspired creations. Without further ado and in no particular order . . .


Supernatural 



How eye-catching is this photo shoot? A 1950's inspired dress created by Solanah of Vixen Vintage  ain't she just modelling it to a tee, I might add. Solanah also designed the cotton fabric. From a distance a 1950's novelty print, close up items depicted from the modern show Supernatural. Love the way the dress is toughened up with the boots. 


Peace Baby



I smile each time I see this image, I bet the 70's was such a laid back sunny era, I was a child then so can't recall. Using McCalls 6083 Maude intended this top to be a jumpsuit but when push came to shove the jumpsuit idea was replaced by a top. How damn cute does this gal look?  I love everything about this image the styling, the laid back demeanor and the sunny weather. Oh how I miss the sun, am beginning to think it was the 70's when I last saw it. Deets here.  MP By Maude


 Smile



Seamstress Joelle was commissioned by the model above to create a 1940's suit which included this uber cute pleated peplum jacket, made from a polyester crepe. What pleats you ask? The ones at the back I respond.  Since am only featuring one image for each creation you can see the back here, the pleats and the back detail are my favourite part of the jacket, so shimmy on over  http://goo.gl/0805OK


 Code Breaker


 

I think of WWII codebreakers in Bletchley Park when I see this, not sure why, maybe because she looks 1940's and smart, or maybe I watch too much TV, anyway who cares, this jacket is bangin. A 1940's inspired jacket created by Pimpernet with a wool/poly gaberdine fabric and snazzy leather leaf appliqué. Sketches, images and inspiration here http://wesewretro.com/2013/10/tracht-inspired-jacket/


Barbara


 

Last but not least giving it the 60's vibe is Catherine from Sewing The 60's  Although Catherine used a 70's pattern her inspiration was from fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki also founder of the 60's iconic London store Biba. Catherine used a black poly chiffon with tiny gold foil print, a close up is on her blog. She does look like a typical 60's babe, you're working it girlfriend.

I hoped you enjoyed my vintage faves for 2013. The next fave post will be five from the rest of the bunch.


Until Next Time


Sassy T

 







Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year 2014




Happy New Year gorgeous people, it's been a long time but one of my new year resolutions has been to sew more which means blog more . . well that's the plan. Am in the process of creating button holes/sewing buttons on three 2013 projects. Gosh I can't wait to put them to bed.

As you know or may not know I run a facebook page called  Sassy Sewing Bees where I champion the creations of others, be it vintage inspired, bad ass, modern or just breathtaking. In addition I will post the odd tute I come across, a vintage image, humour and anything else that floats my boat. I post practically everyday as the posts are short and sweet. I find the page inspiring.

At some point am going to be posting my favourite five creations posted on SSB in 2013. There will be two groups of five, vintage inspired and miscellaneous. So look out for that blog post if you like a little sewing awesomeness.

I treated myself to a couple of online sewing sale goodies last night  and collected them today.  I just love 'click and collect'  saves on the delivery costs. When am working on something it is not unusual to perform some sewing tasks upstairs in my craft room and others downstairs where it is cosier which most of the time involves removing pins. Lost count of how many times I had forgotten to bring down my pin tin which results in having pins up and downstairs, a pet hate. Enter this uber cute retro wrist pin cushion for just under a fiver a cool bargain from John Lewis.

Second up is a cute retro tin, now to be honest I don't need any more cute tins, I already have two I use for sewing notions but am not one to ignore a bargain, so snapped it up. I shall use it for my special notions, ie cute bias binding, pretty grosgrain, those notions one saves for a special project. Am now officially done with cute tins


Hope you all had a great Christmas and the New Year is as fruitful as you deserve. 

Adios amigos





Sassy T

 







Monday, 14 October 2013

Pinty Pix - October 2013

It's that time again when I share with you pinterest images that have caught my attention.


Cool Turban

Ah, such coolness for the head.
Fabric Envy

It's like looking at a beautiful watercolour painting - mesmerizing


Bling Nails



Diggin these pretty nails.

 Erm
Wondering whether this cape has been interfaced to the nth degree.

On the sewing front I finished the muslin of a top am making, just making it in the blue gingham at the moment and will reveal all shortly.


Until Next Time

Sassy T

 







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