Monday, 14 May 2012

Miss Baked Bean of 1943

...not again! Why do I always end up looking like I only have one leg?

My latest creation is this baked bean coloured, linen shirtwaister- my Grannie insists it’s rust, but I’m still adamant that the colour is the same as the beanie goodness found in a Heinz baked bean tin! Russet or bean orange, I’m still pleased no end by the outcome of my little sewing fling. I say ‘my’, but Mammy did have to re cut the sleeve heads and armholes (amongst doing other bits too) as the original pattern didn’t fit quite right –yeah, I’m not a normal shape! By this time, old Tuppo here had lost all hope of ever completing it (like most of my projects to date L)- still it’s finished now, thank goodness.  In my defence, I did sew most of it, so I’m claiming it as my victory, well *cough* a victory that couldn’t have happened with out the ‘Ma’s’ expertise!

The original Pattern....

I shall have to state a warning here, as there are far too many photo’s coming up. I just cannot choose which pictures to put up….. When in doubt bung them all on the blog instead, I say!





Sincerely Yours

Tupney xxx

AKA...


19 comments:

  1. You look absolutely wonderful, as always! I wish I was as gifted as you with making clothing!

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    1. Awww, Ta very much miss. Not as Gifted in the dressmaking department??? Come now Lindsay, you made that wonderful Playsuit- at least you are able to finish your projects!;-)
      Tuppy x

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  2. That dress is beautiful and, shade of baked bean or not, you look lovely! Well done you for mastering a Maudella pattern - they're on my "steer clear" pile :o)

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    1. Thank you- The instructions on the Maudella patterns are so in-depth, aren't they..... I thinks not!
      T x

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  3. Just beautiful!! Good job on the frock, and I adore that rust/bean hue. Your hair is so perfect styled as well; such talent!

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  4. Beautiful, though I think it's a spaghetti hoops orange myself... :) May I enquire about your darling shoes? I'm going to.. Are they original? Keep up the good work on the ole sewing machine x

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    1. Nope, they are modern, Aris Allen Rugcutters (I think that’s the style), though I don't dance myself! I had those rubber soles thingies put on them so I can prance around the streets and country lanes in them instead! xxx

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  5. LOVE it!!! Such a fabulous colour and I just adore shirtwaisters from this time period!

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  6. You're absolutely charming as always! I love your baked bean dress. It's a great color on you! You're making me itch to sew up a few basics.. now, once I have a place I can park my sewing machine. I need to get on it to look for a few more pieces of basement craft area furniture! ;)

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  7. Two cheers for the baked bean frock! LOVE IT!

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  8. Love it! What a great colour, well done :)

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  9. Hahaha, you do make me laugh! It's a lovely dress no matter how the colour is described. X

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  10. Ahhh - looks grand! I love that colour :)

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  11. I would say definitely baked bean, but none the worse for it, it's a gorgeous dress!

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  12. I once heard baked beans being referred to as beloveds, so I think it should be renamed The Beloved Dress.

    xx

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  13. It's a wonderful colour on you, well done on the baked bean dress!

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  14. I wish I could hire your mum! I know what you mean about Maudella, I used one for a petticoat recently, I managed because I sew but it would have flummoxed a beginner.
    Lovely photo.

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  15. Beanz Meanz Tupz.... innit.

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Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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