Tuesday, 27 January 2009

maisie




What with all the 'recession/depression' talk, I've been thinking a lot about clothes made from things like flour sacks, the wonderful creations that come out of necessity. I've also been thinking about Charleston, not the dance, not the city- the house, the home of Vanessa Bell (Virginia Woolf's sister) and her entourage. Very 'tween the wars, all art and craft and golden summers. I found, many years ago, a great top made from an embroidered tablecloth, now lost in the piles of stuff I've collected and purged, and I've made 'Maisie' in rememberance. She's a very twenties type of girl.
She's made from embroidered tablecloths, using the finished edge, so sometimes she has a bit of hankerchief hem (not too Stevie Nicks) and she's got an elasticised waist at the back.
I made the first Maisie last week. I hung her on the storeroom door on Saturday and in 1/2 an hour she walked out the door and is now living in Sydney.



9 comments:

  1. I require a Maisie ASAP, the best thing I've seen in a long while Miss Pen.

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  2. Somehow, I'm not even remotely surprised.

    Let's see them rip THAT off.

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  3. what crisp creativity love it!

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  4. you know I even dreamed of the Maisie last night - a blue egyptian themed silk threaded border on mine... you're a certifiable genius you know.

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  5. Wow these are magnifique and right up my alley. In fact I have some real pretty table clothes I swathe around me at the beach at the best of times. I especially like the top one? Is that the first Maisie? ps I had a Great Auntie Maisie. x

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  6. sadly Maisie 1 left home without having her photo taken......... she lives on in our hearts however

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  7. Beautiful. I must come in and see them in the flesh...if there's any left that is.

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