The Sound of Music

My husband’s aunt was visiting us this weekend. So, we went out to several antique stores on Saturday. This is what I came home with.

I never return from the antique store rounds without a sewing pattern. I’m going to clean the antique cabinet, add some decorative painting to it and use it as a fun little place for some of my sewing materials. Mr. Newton wanted to be in the pic, and I figured the addition of his cuteness wouldn’t hurt anything. 😉

I thoroughly enjoy wandering around antique stores, but sadly my husband never has. However, we may be turning a new leaf, as this weekend he found something he could get excited about. He expressed an interest in restoring vintage furniture. So, from now on I won’t have to go antiquing alone. 🙂

We went over to my husband’s grandparents as well, and somehow the conversation came upon the subject of guns (With my husband around, the chances of this topic of conversation coming up are almost certain). Many people, who meet my husband, think he is very quiet and straight-laced, but those who know him better are aware of his quirks and propensity for being goofy. Here’s a picture of my husband being his usual entertaining self.

My husband, wearing his grandma’s holster and .44, holding his grandpa’s “little cutie of a gun” (.22), and wearing a cowboy hat that is much too small for his head (mostly because of his "fro"-like hair 😛

Danananah, wahwahwah, danananah, wahwahwaaaahh… For those of you who didn’t get that (probably everyone reading this), I was attempting to evoke the theme from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"

OK. I hope you enjoyed that “babblefest” about my weekend…On to the project of the day.

This is my Giant Split Cowl Top, with matching belt and buttons. It is the only Verity Clothing design that I have made more than one of, and in several different colors.

I have been making a lot of these split cowl tops lately in different colors with matching stripe and floral accents.  I created the patterns for these myself, using my own design.

Today, I made a cowl top using an all floral fabric, and I changed up the cowl. Remember the fabric I used for those curtains in my kitchen window.

curtain fabric

I used that same fabric to change up the look of my cowl top design. I may not have made the top from curtains/drapes, but it reminded me that I haven’t seen The Sound of Music in a while. 😉

The hills are alive…with children clothed in curtains.

On a side note, I have actually made a dress with curtains in the past.

Retro-ish florals, and ruffles and ribbons/ Pink and brown dresses, with all the right trimmin’s/ Curtains that brighten and make kitchens sing/ These are a few of my favorite things.

Anyway, back to the floral cowl top.

Sew…a needle pulling thread

This is how the new cowl top came out. I don’t give steps for this top, simply because it is one of my original designs. 😉

Don’t mind the the strange face…

I obviously had to leave the buttons out, but it does have a belt to go with it.

Creating this top, with this fabric, gave me inspiration for the painting of my little antique medicine cabinet. I will post an update on that project when it is finished. 🙂

I also struck gold (pardon the cliché), while looking through stills from The Sound of Music. At some point, in the near future, you may be seeing a dress inspired by this one.

I LOVE this dress! The fabric is beautiful, and with a few adjustments the style is too.


About Becca

I am a self-taught seamstress, and I love to create unique women’s clothing. This blog is a record of the hodgepodge of sewing projects that occupy my time. Reconstruction projects are my favorite, but I also create clothing from my own designs using both recycled and new materials.
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5 Responses to The Sound of Music

  1. Sarah Lewis says:

    Mahvalous, dahling!!! You do know how to entertain us old folks. I loved all Julie Andrews’ dresses in Sound of Music!! Your dog is a cutie as is your husband!!!

  2. Aunt Anne says:

    Very very entertaining and inspiring, Rebecca! You’re good!

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