Friday, August 29, 2014

Trying to sew again

Something interesting was going on that woke Dumperoo from his nap in the chair. Could it have been a mouse...



Believe me, in no way is this becoming a fashion blog. Me? Fashion? I could probably start a blog on my fashion blunders! There are just a couple, well three skirts I want to show you. Altered skirts. Long skirts are my favorite thing to wear and are hard to find...at least skirts that I like. 

Lynn got me interested in "altered couture" but I just never could do it...except for putting skirts together. My altered skirts...







The skirts are a little larger than this shapely mannequin...these skirts fit me. :)  Anyhow, that's my altered couture for the day.

I enjoy bluegrass music and had it playing last night while I was in the sewing room. Anyway the station played a really really old song, one that I haven't heard in years called, "Why don't you haul off and love me one more time".  It made me laugh and reminded me of when people used to use that phrase. "I'm gonna haul off"...like "I'm gonna haul off and hit you"! Of course, now the song is stuck in my mind and I've been singing it all day.

Need to get busy. My thirty minutes at the computer has just turned into one hour! 

Thank you for stopping by.

Love,
Henny





14 comments:

  1. I love long skirts but I can never find any to fit (I'm a tiny 0-2),all skirts seem to be short. I have one winter skirt and two summer skirts,the rest of the time I'm in trousers.
    Jane x

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    1. Jane, you are tiny! You must look in everything you wear.

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  2. I too love the longer skirts, so comfortable and feminine. I like how you have extended yours, so very pretty.
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you. I could have don a better job taking the pictures. The skirts look baggy. :)

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  3. Isn't it funny how fast time flies when you turn the computer on? I'm always shocked to realize how long I've been at it.
    I like to remodel, too, or if you want to be fancy, you can call it up cycling. I like to wear skirts, but I'm usually shortening rather than lengthening. My style is more "old hippy" which now my daughters tell me is called boho, short for bohemian. Yours are pretty, especially the first one.

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    1. How true! It's easy to spend half the day on the computer. I like old hippy. What would we do without daughters to keep us up to date on things! :)

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  4. The first skirt reminds me of a pair of jeans my older sister gave me in the 60s. She had embroidered them from the ankle to the top and they were fabulous - probably the only embroidery she'd done in her life.

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    1. It must have been a job to embroider on jeans. I would have loved them.

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  5. :-)
    You did a great job with those skirts. Much better than I have managed with anything yet. :-)
    Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. It's fun to do. Now if I can find the nerve to wear some of these skirts. Thank you!

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  6. I never wear skirts, just jeans, but I can see you tending to your farm in your lovely long skirts.

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    1. I've always worn jeans too. I love the old country look of long skirts and aprons. Not as comfortable to work in as jeans though.

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  7. I love that first skirt! You do beautiful sewing:)

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  8. Just love the embroidered denim one! All are pretty but that one I just love.

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