Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ms. January

Inspired by one of my favorite sewing books, "The Complete Book of Sewing" by Constance Talbot published in 1943, I made a 2010 'accessories calendar'.  Complete with a new idea/accessory for each month. 

I'm a little bit behind but am really enjoying putting these together!  So, I am happy to present to you, Ms. January...

Ms. January has her initials embroidered onto a blouse in a color complimenting her skirt.

The inspiration for Ms. January is my grandmother, Marvel and a photo of her from high school in 1942 (she is still as beautiful today!):

 
Can you see her embroidered blouse?  So cute!  And don't you love her hair?  I must have her show me how she did it!
Here's my version (the embroidered letters are much smaller and my blouse is a darker color):

 
 
A close up of the blouse in color:
 
I found the blouse at a charity shop and then had a local shop in St. Andrews do the embroidery.  It is so great, I am hoping to get lots more blouses done!  
Here's a close-up of the hair with the crazy curls:

 
 
I followed this pin-curl set I found on the Beauty is a Thing of the Past blog.  It definitely made my hair very curly!  Though in the future, I probably won't include so much hair in the bang set (I ended up pinning half the bangs into the side rolls). 
And the whole outfit with the skirt I recently made:
Stay tuned for Ms. February and Ms. March (hopefully both in March!) :-)

4 comments:

  1. David Lawrence GrantFebruary 25, 2010 9:28 PM

    Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl,
    I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl,
    Every day (every day)
    Every day (every day)
    Of the year!

    >'.'<

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  2. Gorgeous hair and the whole look -- top, lipstick, haircolor -- really complements your coloring. Great job!

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  3. Gorgeous! But even more gorgeous is you and your man!! Sooooooo sweet!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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