Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree

Wait! That’s not a Christmas tree! But, it is for us this year.


I used a plain, black dress form that I recently acquired. Prior to this, she was styling the collapsible bustle that we learned how to make this summer at Costumers’ Lost Weekend (aka CLW).


From the dress form, we added a skirt of chicken wire.


Instead of greenery, I thought it would be neat to use the vintage aluminum Christmas tree that my Mom gave me last year. The “bodice” was Christmas mesh I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

When we went through our Chistmas boxes, I discovered a blue velvet tree skirt that I hadn’t used. So, it received a trim at the waist so it would fit snugly on the dress form’s 25″ waist.

The other goodies added:

  • Necklace from my costume box, purchased at Sam Moon several years ago
  • Greenery from my Christmas decor
  • blingly bow, purchased from Hobby Lobby

Vintage Printed Pattern 4637

This is what I am planning on wearing for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s brunch at CLW2014 later this month.

Printed Patter 4637

Printed Pattern 4637 was designed by Anne Adams and was sold in newspapers in August 1969.

Printed Pattern 4637 dated 19690809

The pattern has gone together beautifully so far. I still need to put the sleeves in; the side zipper; the collar; and the facing. Oh, and a blingy button!

Front & sides together

And the fit is perfect!

The fabric is silk that I purchased from the upholstery section of Hancock’s several years ago.


After going to a parasol covering panel at All-Con (presented by fellow DFWCG member, Coleen), I was encouraged to recover a parasol myself. My 1st parasol arrived in the mail today. The handle is horn and the spokes all work. I need to get some replacement tips though. More to follow…