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Tiki Tiki Tiki Sewing

We had lots of fun at Tiki Oasis — for me, mostly because I got to play dress up!  I can’t help it — I blame Mad Men.  I am suddenly all about the 1960s right now.  I’ve decided I love eras with big crazy hair — 1770s-80s, 1870s, and suddenly the 1960s is fitting that bill.  Plus, I’m having the fun of playing dress up without having to wear 10,000 pounds of clothes.  I know!  I’m sorry!  It’ll pass!

Here’s the blouse and skirt I made from a vintage pattern and some fabulous rayon donated by Sewphisticate, who heard my plea for something non-cheesy/non-modern and just whipped this out of her stash… as well as the 1950s tropical sundress and bolero that I paid way too much money for — but was inordinately happy about — at the Art Deco Society vintage sale.

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  • Reply Jen Thompson September 1, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    You look AMAZING in both of those outfits! That style of dress suits you so well!

  • Reply Ava September 2, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Mad Men is seriously dangerous for one’s taste in fashion. And I haven’t even seen anything from the latest season! The fact that my boyfriend loves the show and its fashions as much as I do is also rather inspiring, I must say. I nearly picked up a tan plaid wool vintage suit at a thrift store for him today…. it’s a dangerous show! Sneaking in and influencing everything! But so cute! Now you just need some Seriously Voluminous Hair to match your charming dresses. :)

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