Friday, August 26, 2011

The dress shirt of my grandmother and Mr. Lennon

It's true! I found this gentleman on the street, actually ... I made a trip back in time to the 70s and then I bumped into him ...
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  But, better start at the beginning... Honestly, this fabric actually belongs to the 70s, two yards of soft fabric that belonged to my grandmother. She could not sew, but she used to buy fabric and then she was all at a seamstress who made beautiful dresses for my grandmother... 
  So when my grandmother died in the early 80s, her house was sold and all items distributed among the family, some fabrics in addition to this, are sleeping in my stash since then, waiting for the perfect model to go on day light. So this is the history, basically...
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   When I looked at this fabric, I always thought a simple shirt dress... The print fabric is so....  "psychedelic"... , which can cross my eyes looking at it...
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  When I looked at these pictures on my computer... I noticed something that I hadn´t noticed before... the two front sides on the dress are slightly... diverted... I noticed that it was this problem sewing the buttons so fast that I did not check that little mistake, however, I returned to unpick them and placed in the right place when I returned home after the photo session.
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   Details of the yoke and collar...

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  Now I have to tell you a little secret... the fabric used is of the 70s, the purse that I look on the photos is also authentically ´70s, it´s a beautiful "relic" that belonged to my mother and then she gave to me... and the shoes also belong to the 70s.. yeah! in this decade I was a teenage girl and these shoes are of those years I still have yet... and best of all, they are comfortable and perfect yet, you can see the detail of the "square heel" very typical of this decade...
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   I´m waiting for a old friend....
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   What do you say????   A secret???? oh, well....
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     Ok, Mr. Lennon.. Let´s take a walk...

27 comments:

  1. you look very chic! love your bag!xxx

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  2. I think this is the right pattern for this beautiful and precious 70s-fabric! I wish my grandmother had also bought more fabrics in former decades.

    Christel

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  3. I think your grandmother would be glad to see you in it.

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  4. I think your grandmother would be glad to see you in it.

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  5. Such a beautiful dress and with a very nice story behind it. This lovely shirt dress is a very nice tribute to your grandmother who would be so happy to know that her pretty fabric has been put to such good use. I love the pictures with Mr Lennon!

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  6. pattern of the fabric is so nice and of course it became a wonderful dress in your hands.

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  7. You look very lovely in this dress. It is more special because it was fabric from your Grandmother.
    The statue of John is really cool.

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  8. qué interesante historia de la tela, me alegra que llegara a tus manos para que la transformaras en algo maravilloso, el bolso es muy bonito y los zapatos, es increíble que aún los conserves y que sean tu talla, qué suerte¡¡¡
    Preciosas las fotos¡¡
    Bsitos guapísima¡¡

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  9. so much history in this outfit! I like the pattern you chose for the print and it suits you so well! And the accessories... oh well... some have it all!:)) Meaning: wow!:)

    Magda

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  10. This dress suits you extraordinary well! Love it... and the story behind.
    (The fabric is some synthetic fibre, I guess?)
    Love the pics, compliments to your photographer! :-)

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  11. What a beautiful piece of history.....the dress is perfect! Love your shoes & purse too!

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  12. Qué maravilla de post. Si el vestido y su historia no fueran suficientes, tienes a J. lennon para dar un paseo.
    Me admira tu capacidad de crear magia.
    Mil besos, tesoro.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. That is a fabulous dress!!! I just found your blog and your sewing is amazing!

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  14. This by far, my FAVORITE of your creations. It fits you perfectly (of course!) and the print, collar, the styling... I love everything about it, Rosy! <3 What a fitting tribute.

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  15. How amazing that you still have all these things from the 70's. The dress looks wonderful - the perfect style for this fabric.

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  16. El vestido te quedó precioso, deberíamos aprender de tí para aprovechar el vestuario que tenemos en el ropero sin usar y modernizarlo y no derrochar tanta ropa tirándola al contenedor. Te felicito. Tu abuela estará encantada de verte tan elegante. Felicidades,

    Liana

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  17. I ami in love with the Beatles and I always was.
    Your dress looks gorgeous and I wish to have photo with Mr Lennon as you have;)
    Yes, I was to Madame Tussaud's in London... but there's never enough Beatles photos;)

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  18. I swear everything you make is just about perfect! Love the dress and everything else you have presented on your blog. I aspire to elevate my sewing skills to your level, though my imagination will likely quite make it next to yours! Bravo!!

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  19. What I meant to say is my imagination will likely NEVER get to your level! The fact that I screwed up my previous entry should underscore this statement, LOL! Best wishes for your continued successful blog.

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  20. Hace poco que descubrí tu blog y he alucinado con tus creaciones. Me has inspirado y dado animos a seguir con mi blog!.Gracias

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  21. Beautiful fabric, and a lovely story too. Your dress looks fabulous.

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  22. Greut dress, the material on the grandmother, but he waited a long time and lived to see....

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  23. WOW!!! te quedo perfecto!! y que bonita historia de la tela, la bolsa y los zapatos fueron mas que la cereza en el pastel, todo de los 70's!!!!!!!!! que bonito!!!!!

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  24. Bellísimo! Me encanta lo fino que se ve el cuello (crisp, as they say in english). Yo también tengo una tela de principio de los años 70, esperando en mi stash el momento preciso para salir. Me encanta tu estilo y los paisajes y lugares donde tomas tus fotos son espectaculares. Quien es tu fotógrafo? Te felicito de verdad, tu blog es muy bueno desde todo punto de vista
    Saludos!

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