Monday, June 7, 2010

Burnt Orange Bloomies

Regardless of where Eli decides to go to college, I hope she will enjoy cheering on her parents’ alma mater. And like any good Longhorn lady fan, she is learning that pearls are a part of the package! These are actually the Mervyn’s pearls my mom bought me for my 7th grade dance! In which no boy asked me to dance! Boo hoo!  I remember wanting to dress just like Cindy Crawford for the dance. I had my mom make me a black sheath dress. But I ended up looking more like Audrey Hepburn because the dress was actually a boat-neck dress and the pearls closed the deal on the 50’s look. I was the only girl with a black dress! At the time floral dresses were all the rage, but I wanted to be different! Some things never change! This necklace is 17 years old and I love that Eli loves to wear it! I think she will have no trouble getting dances from boys though…

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This is my 3rd pair of ruffly blooms I’ve sewn and even though they are pretty laborious,  once I’ve  ruffled, I just can’t go back! Life is just prettier with ruffles.

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Here is a good backside shot of the bloomers. I am now making these to sell at my etsy shop!  I am slowly opening my etsy shop again, but this time around I want to sew baby sew! Soon I want to offer these bloomers in different fabrics but for now they are only available in burnt orange.

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2 comments:

  1. Super cute! Well done, Susy!!

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  2. Those look great and your model is pretty cute :)I haven't found her pearls here :( I'll keep looking!

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