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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I am Loving...



This skirt...




And this vintage pattern.
It took me ages to track it down, but thanks to Etsy, I am the proud owner of a McCall's hippie/tunic pattern from 1969. Ever wonder what kind of shape a 42 year old pattern is in? About the same shape as a 42 year old woman. A little wrinkled, a little crinkled but plenty of life still left in it. Now I need someone to whip me up some hippie tunics. Preferably someone who is not bothered by a little mold. Anyone?


skirt picture from: Walking Around

25 comments :

  1. You're hilarious! I wish I could whip up some tunics but my sewing skills are nil. Love that skirt and that painting. Where is the skirt from? I have no idea about the painting, but it's very pretty.

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  2. Love that tunic, it would perfectly hide my muffin top. That painting is amazing! Loves!

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  3. That painting is amazing. I especially love a piece like this in a traditional setting...it creates a nice juxtaposition. And, those patters are fabulous...I'd wear every single one!

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  4. Sissiy- Make a short, belted one! Can you find old 1960's curtains for the fabric? That's authentic! And a bit "Sounds of Music"!

    Loretta

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  5. Etsy is the best place to find some amazing vintage patterns. It's where I found a very rare men's pattern.

    My friend told me, I am not old...just vintage....lol

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  6. So funny. Those tunics at the gold ottoman site on eBay made me think of you. It must be the picture from The Greenbrier etched into my memory.

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  7. look out Tory there is a new girl in town

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  8. Wow love love that pattern. How fun.

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  9. Tunics are so chic! That skirt reminds me of a classic trench coat:)

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  10. the skirt, the bow, the stripes. that first outfit is perfection.

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  11. What a cool idea! I can't wait to see!

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  12. love them both. and love your description, I think it applies to 45 year old women as well!

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  13. I am following your blog as from today. I love this azure backdrop. I have a wonderful tunic that is too good to wear, like a work of art and it is too big for me. Wanna see it?

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  14. Your ideas are so great, and your taste so amazing..that I will choose to ignore the over 40 crack! (harumph) :)
    And, where can I find a pattern for that Balenciaga clutch!?

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  15. Hmmm me not seeing no painting, stupid droid phone! Anyways just want to say I love the whole outfit. I shall incorporate a similar one into my wardrobe.

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  16. Hmmmm....1069...I was a junior in high school...and I know I wore those :)

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  17. Oh so funny...look out Tory Burch!

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  18. Don't leave a sister out! I'll take one please! And I actually do have the curtains from my grandmothers house. When they sold the house I took them... they would make a kick a$$ tunic! too funny....

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  19. Love that skirt and the entire outfit!!

    xx,
    dCc

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  20. I love the drawings and tunics! Some things never go out of style - or at least come back. :)

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  21. Wish I lived in the late 60s and 70s. The fashion rocked and oh the prints..awesome

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  22. The skirt paired with stripes and a bow? To die for!

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  23. SOOOO jealous of your pattern! I need to employ someone to make clothes for me...I always know exactly what I want but I can never find it. If only, right? Can't wait to see the finished product of your creations!

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  24. My husband told me "You're not getting old, you're just growing up." hahaha genius.

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