Saturday, October 29, 2011

The "Vitameatavegamin" blouse


Hello friends, I'm your Vitameatavegamin girl.


Are you tired, run - down, listless?  Do you poop out at parties?  Are you unpopular?

The answer to all your problems is in this  little bottle.  VITAMEATAVEGAMIN.

Vitameatavegamin contains Vitamins, Meat, Vegetables, and Minerals.

Yes, with Vitameatavegamin, you can spoon your way to health.  All you do is take a great big tablespoonful after every meal.  Mmmmmm....  It's so tasty, too!  Tastes just like candy!



So why don't you join all the thousands of happy peppy people and get a great big bottle of Vitameatavegamin tomorrow!

Thats Vita-meata-vegamin! (hiccup)

If you haven't seen this episode of I Love Lucy, you really should watch it! It's the funniest episode ever and what I decided to base my outfit on this week.


Instead of making a traditional 50's shirtwaist dress, I decided to use up some delightful brushed cotton baby houndstooth fabric that I won in a giveaway many moons ago!  I revisited DuBarry 5327 which was my very first blouse I ever made AND I made another version of this blouse as my very first Sew Weekly Challenge (my Coco Chanel inspired blouse).

The blouse features a cute pleated sleeve, two buttons, tucks at the waist (which means it's great with high waisted trousers and other 40's styles) and gathers at the yoke front and back.

Instead of making the blouse collar white, like Lucy's (and like Veronica's version of the I Love Lucy dress), I opted for a darker navy blue to match my 1940 skirt (which I'm wearing here) and my matching 1941 high waisted trousers, all of these are from the same piece of lightweight wool that I found in a charity shop (YAY!)

I'm thinking of making matching sleeve cuffs in the navy wool.  I wasn't too sure about it at first (I don't want it to look like a bowling shirt. lol.)  I also don't want to do the traditional 50's flared cuffs because I'll most likely be wearing this with some sort of cardigan.  What do you think?

Also, I think I was channeling Lucy in more ways than one this week--do you notice my big oops with the blouse?  I think I sewed the sleeves on backwards! hahahhahahaha.

As Lucy would say:

Do you pop out at parties?  Are you unpoopular?  Drink a BIG bottle of vigeameatavegin....this stuff....tastes just like candy!

 I did have loads of fun taking these photos! David made the label for the bottle and all the signs and tried to direct me in making silly faces (lol).

I also had fun doing my hair up in a vaguely 50's style (it's a bit too long for some of the 50's looks).  I really like how it turned out!  I curled up some of my hair to look like fringe/bangs and held it in place with bobby pins.


I love Lucy, don't you?  What a gal! 

25 comments:

  1. I love this photoshoot Debi, what fun it must have been!!! The label and signs are brilliant too, well done David!

    The fabric you used for your blouse is gorgeous and I really love the darker collar, it's a very cool look. I'm a huge fan of puffy sleeves, but I do find them harder to wear with cardigans etc/

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  2. what an adorable post! I loved your photosoot, it was so full of character - well done to the both of you! :)

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  3. Debi you look adorable, love the hair, love the blouse and love the humor!!!

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  4. My sister and I can act out this entire episode of our favorite show from childhood. great post and Lucy is a fantastic style icon, some of her outfits were absolutely gorgeous. I think there are more you can do! Very fun to read this morning.

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  5. I LOVE that episode of Lucy! Your photoshoot is absolutely fantastic - obviously the outfit rocks, but the hair, make up, signs, everything. Bloody brilliant!

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  6. I just never know what you'll come up with next! This is fantastic and you both did so well recreating this scene we all love. Hey I actually saw that back in the days when it first was shown on TV.

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  7. You look wonderful, I have only ever seen a few episodes but loved the ones I did see. The outfit and hair are brilliant! x

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  8. perfect! looks like you had great fun doing this too!

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  9. I love everything about this! It's great that you have so much support from your husband as well.

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  10. Very Lucy!!
    You always look awesome in this style Debi, and this one's no different. I love the sound of cuffs too!

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  11. This is such a fun post ... Love it ... The hair is great

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  12. This is absolutely hilarious! Love your take on this, and the blouse looks great, love the pleat on the sleeves. Also you look fab and quite a bit nuts!

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  13. Wow! I've laughed so much with this post! It brought to mind nostalgic, so I turned to watch this episode of I Love Lucy, so hilarious! I love the match of the two fabrics, and your staging is totally fabulous ... You are unique and great!

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  14. I love that episode. This is so much fun!

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  15. This is hilarious!!! GREAT photos!

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  16. How cute! I especially love the sleeves!

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  17. I started giggling the moment I saw the "vitameatavegamin" word, and I'm STILL smiling! Perfect outfit to bring up memories of what is possibly the best tv comedy series ever made :D

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  18. Great blouse, and the photos/video had me giggling LOL! :)

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  19. This is brilliant !I love your photos - so fun! And the blouse is gorgeous as well, of course! :-)

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  20. This photo shoot looks like it was a fabulous time!!! You nailed her expressions and look, and I absolutely adore the blouse! It will look fantastic with your high waisted trousers for sure.

    PS I always loved running around asking people if they were "Unpoopular." I was in the 7th grade at the time and thought it was HILARIOUS. Still do, come to think of it...

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  21. SO much fun! One of the best themed photo shoots I've seen!! Everything from the hair to the outfit to the expressions to the labels, you and David pulled it all off to perfection!

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  22. Brilliant! LOL That IS the funniest episode. Happy Halloween!

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  23. You seem like you'd be so much fun to hang out with! The blouse is adorable!

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  24. You are so spot on! Such a classic episode, and this photo shoot is mad!!! I have to say, I like the sleeves sans-cuffs.

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  25. I know I'm super late to comment, but I sell a vitamin supplement that looks just like the bottle, and I wanted to do this for Halloween. Do you have the label & signs that I could get electronically from you? Great job with the outfit & hair too!!

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

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