Sunday, February 07, 2010

Luaus and sewing rooms

I'm having a housewarming luau in a few weeks, and not surprisingly I have a few tropical frocks to choose from.

I think I have decided to wear flamingos (see the last link above), but as I'm thinking more of a 60s-Blue-Hawaii-Elvis-movie -theme-luau, a wiggle dress seemed appropriate, so I took her in, and up.

Here she is now, along with a sneak peek of my new sewing area, wooo! (I love the old telephone desk I got at auction, but I can't fit my sewing machine and overlocker on it together, so it may be replaced when I find just the right desk) Not as fab as Moggy's purpose built sewing studio, (no, I'm not envious AT ALL), but I am just so happy to have a place where I can keep my machine set up!
Is it bad form to leave your guests for frock changes? I'm having trouble deciding which frock. Help anyone?

Also, I think I have found just the right fabric in the stash for a machine cover, what do you think?


April W said...

Hi, long-time lurker here. I, too, am on the look out for the perfect sewing table/desk. I just have to use my dining table for now. sigh.

moggy said...

She's lovely wiggled! I only wish I'd managed to get more that 1 yard of that fabric (still contemplating what I can make, apart from a bag...).

The material is, of course, perfect for the sewing machine cover.

Donna C said...

Hi, Love your luau dresses. I was wondering what pattern you used for the red white and blue one; it looks fabulous!

kitty said...

Donna C,
Thanks for your comment!
You can see the pattern for the red/white/blue sarong dress in this post:
(vogue 4021)

It's a vintage 50s pattern I found on ebay several years ago.