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Reminds me a little of this girl Smile :

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I never wore white or anything close to it much back in the day, cause it would have ended up... well, you can do the math.

Without looking too closely, the girl on the bottom of page 2 comes across a little dusty looking. Smile Cool! I think that's reversed quite a lot on closer inspection but, the tones in the pic convey that to me on first glance, and her hair is perfect! Frame of reference, maybe. Smile

I do remember wearing a mexican style embroidered tunic at least a couple times a ways back. I will wear this stuff now- I wasn't keen on dresses back then, though I vaguely remember wearing a smocked spaghetti strap sundress one day and playing in a field of long hay/grass with my sister at one my Dad's cousins' we used to see quite a bit of.

I will wear these things now, hayfield, or bush, or mud, or... you get the idea. Smile I told my sister we need to wear the things that girl's wearing on page 2 on our next hike through my Dad's property. I've got a few pics/video you can consider as part of the background/dramaturgy for magicalaurie. Smile

My appreciation of embroidery goes back. I don't know if the shorts pictured are the ones but it's highly possible. I remember having a cool pair of cut offs and referring my sister to how cool the sun and rainbow on the back pocket was. She agreed, of course. And my grandmother was into knitting, crocheting, lace doily making, and such... as grandmothers were in the 70s and 80s, you know...
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Here's a vid. It's shaky- all handheld, consider yourself forewarned. Smile

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On Jan 26, 2017, friend2cptsolo wrote:
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this would be neat with the indian detailed tunic


friend, I want to thank you for this suggestion. I don't think I'll be making an armband, but I like those bottles very much and actually found some this past weekend in the dollarama that just opened here. 6 for $1.25!

On a side note, I've been steering away from buy clothing from China, but readily purchase stuff from the dollar store- and it's pretty much all made in China!
Thing is, China is making clothes in the styles I'm looking for. They are making stuff people want, go figure! Even purchasing from sellers in the USA, one is quite likely to end up with an item that was made in China. Does not purchasing from China help conditions in China? I don't really think so. Feel free to discuss if you like, it's all connected. It's on topic.

I'll be back with some pics. I've been working on the crocheting, too. Got a great book from the library! Smile

Edit- Referring back to the photo above- is that a little axe tied on there? I had a dream last night/this morning that I was at my Dad's and someone was coming into the yard, I think, and I picked up a heavy axe before going out to see what they wanted. Smile Smile
See, I've been thinking about that pic, but forgot about the axe, or maybe remembered afterall! Smile Interesting.
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I actually ended up making a very wide bracelet out of an old belt. It came out really nice I am trying to get a picture posted.
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I use my blog to host my photos. Photo sharing sites like Photobucket and Flickr will also allow you to upload and get a link you can use to embed your photos in posts here. Smile

I'm looking for finer yarn, too, to do these in, (and my Aunt gave me a bunch on the weekend that I think will work nicely- she's done some fine crocheting too, just the kind of stuff I really like and I told her so!) but here are some practice runs:

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the bottles:

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Here's a little more dramaturgy. I think I'm going to post a complete costume design for this set on my blog. Here's a nice piece, though, for now. (a photo of a photo- I'm waiting for a scanned copy.) I spent a fair amount of time "across the river" when I was a kid. Often when my parents and my sister and I went there to check on the cattle or whatever, we'd be greeted this way Smile :

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There were I think about 11 of these guys there in my very early years. I remember when Dad sold Maybel, who was gray, and Dainty Sue (bay), and Princess, who is pictured on the right in this photo. The palamino brothers Mary's Boy and Golden Boy are also pictured, which one is which I'm not sure I ever got a handle on. Smile They were lovely, though. My sister and I would find ourselves in barnyard rather suddenly surrounded by some rather tall but very friendly and inquiring individuals when we'd step out and they were around. In the mornings, we used to ride bareback together down to the river and back on the eldest matriarch, Gay, when were quite young. Dad would lead her there and back. Tracey and I would alternate riding in front or back.
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I don't wear these often, but I saw them in a little different light today. Smile :

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Update: Costume test

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What a great look.

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Thank you, Mary. Smile
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Here's a dress I recently made from thrifted items- a man's shirt, a curtain, and lace trim. I crocheted edgings on the collar, button panel, and sleeves.

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More pics to follow but I'm off to check out Ellen's game of games. Smile
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I cut the regular collar to make a banded (mandarin) collar, and removed the short sleeves. I crocheted ecru edgings for the collar, sleeves, and button panel.

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I stitched lace trim by hand (no machine!) to the pocket, and bottom shirt and skirt edges.

I stitched the hems by hand as well and attached the shirt to the skirt that way, as well. Slow going, but it works well for me and I enjoy it.

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Master Zorro insisted on helping me make this dress before he passed January 5, 2018 at the age of almost 19 years.

One of my earliest memories of Zorro is of meeting him in the isolation room at the local Humane Society. I worked there for 3 months as a paid staff member before leaving. It was a kill shelter at the time and its machinations didn't jive well with me at the time.
When Zorro came down with diarrhea, I was advised to take him home to prevent him being euthanized. He recovered, in my bathroom, with supportive care and a routine deworming.

Zorro was an ambasador from the start. He was trapped as a young kitten and brought to the shelter. I recall him sitting in the middle of a basket of his comrades ( a bunch of orange and white lovelies). Zorro licked them reassuringly on the head, often.

My family has given sanctuary to many cats through the years, and in his time here, Zorro has embraced each with joy. Our recent arrivals all know him as "Uncle Zorro" and his attention was a fancy feather in each one's cap, indeed.

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The crochet edgings add a lot to the shirt!
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Reminds me a little of this girl Smile :

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I never wore white or anything close to it much back in the day, cause it would have ended up... well, you can do the math.

Without looking too closely, the girl on the bottom of page 2 comes across a little dusty looking. Smile Cool! I think that's reversed quite a lot on closer inspection but, the tones in the pic convey that to me on first glance, and her hair is perfect! Frame of reference, maybe. Smile ...

I told my sister we need to wear the things that girl's wearing on page 2 on our next hike through my Dad's property.


Just to clarify, I meant the "girl with style" Smile at the bottom of page 3. I guess I didn't realize there were that many pages here. Smile

To update a little, I picked up a pair of brown wool pants at the thrift shop for half price ($2.00 Cdn) a few weeks back.

Also, some of my nature photography is currently on display at the library's art corridor til the 21st. Helps to have a Scary Librarian sister in this town, indeed. Smile I'm going to take my camera and see if I can film a bit of a virtual tour for those who aren't local. It's tough with the reflections from the glass in the frames, but it will give the gist, I think.
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