Thursday, September 17, 2009

My creative Space.

The last week of the school term has been an exciting one with Italian day, performances, costumes, projects and parties. Because of this my creative space this week seems pretty similar to last week's. I'm still cutting up vintage sheets, making bloomers, dresses, ruffles and playing around with shapes and sizes.

I am loving cutting up these beautiful old sheets but I am so aware of saving every scrap and utilising as much of the piece as possible as they seem to be harder and harder to find .

The automatic buttonhole on my machine is playing up so I have had to improvise and therefore the dresses aren't quite as floaty as when I started. Love that zipper foot!

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31 comments:

  1. i just love the little frilly bloomers. too cute and gorgeous colors

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  2. I am in love with this cuteness...those bloomers are just too darn adorable...

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  3. Kate, those bloomers are just precious! You're very clever. The number of people buying from op-shops these days does make it a little harder to find the treasures. What a shame the secret of "thrift-shopping" is out!

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  4. so very pretty! I know what you mean about the sheets. It seems every man and his dog go op shopping for vintage sheets, and they only leave behind the icky poly/cotton ones!

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  5. I can see what you mean about not wanting to waste any of those sheets. They are amazing... and you have done them justice with the beautiful things you have made. They frilly bloomers are just too cute!

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  6. Lots of pretty stuff!!
    Who'd have thought a bunch of old sheets could be made into such lovely items?

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  7. Kate I love all the colours and patterns, frills and sweetness. Can't wait to see them in the flesh xo ps your work is unique & beautiful!

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  8. How fantastic. I love them...those ruffles on the pants are sensational!!

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  9. So divine, those bloomers almost make me clucky, almost. And I love pink and green together,one of my all time fav. combinations.

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  10. They are all adorable Kate! I suppose it is a shame that everyone is buying those old sheets, but at least now I hope they are all being turned into beautiful things like your clothing and not thrown in the rubbish.

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  11. Gorgeous I love all that colour and fun !

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  12. Love the upcycled sheets! SO clever! :)

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  13. Hi Kate.

    Love the vintage bloomers. Enjoy the school holidays - sounds like you've earned your break!

    Penny.

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  14. everything is so gorgeous and so pretty I love the sheets and what you are doing with them,very sweet

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  15. I'm guilty of buying up old sheets too and have just bought an old pattern book for making little girls clothes with that I was going to consider using sheets and other vintage fabrics for. Hope you don't mind. Of course that is if I ever manage to finish all the projects already started. Cherrie

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  16. How cute are those little purple and yellow bloomers at the front? Very!

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  17. Love your projects! They are so pretty. I have been sewing baby bloomers/shorts lately too. Finished off 5 pairs yesterday, now I'm on to a couple of dresses.

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  18. I wish my op-shop had sheets like that. Those florals are so perfect!

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  19. Aww, the ruffled bloomers a divine - great fabric stash and pink and green together are my favourite!

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  20. these are looking gorgeous. i know what you mean about conserving fabric. i almost never throw out scaps. i manage to use even the tiniest pieces

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  21. Oh Kate, just gorgeous!!!!
    I love the little bloomers with the gathered frill at the back, too cute...
    I have some of that green fabric on the bottom on the dresses in the last pic and have been savouring it for something extra special, thanks for all of this great inspiration...

    Take Care
    Jodie :)

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  22. Do you make those bloomers for big bottomed grown ups as well? Yes pls!

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  23. Looking good Kate. Its nice to see what last weeks sheets are becoming.

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  24. Those sheets are just amazing! Complete jealousy here. I love what you are doing with them :)

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  25. such sweet and loving creation for those you love...I know what you mean about saving every scrap

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  26. hi kate
    im loving the frilly bloomers too...happy holidays :-)
    manda

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  27. I love it when upcycle comes out so cute!!!

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  28. wow... I am loving all of this sheety goodness!! really inspiring.

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  29. The colours all together a great. Coming together nicely...

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  30. kate, such a great use of those sheets and so colourful

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  31. great work kate. I wish I had girls so I could buy some of your stuff. Unfortunately I don't think Oscar would appreciate being dressing in frilly bloomers. Look forward to seeing the stuff at the market x

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