Sunday, April 6, 2008

Hand Made Reconstructed One of a Kind on Etsy

Handmade OOAK Deconstructed Crocheted Bohemian Skirt


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This skirt is a one of a kind deconstructed piece, the yoke of this skirt is from a pair of vintage 1980’s, Gloria Vanderbilt,cotton blue velvet, jeans, and four crocheted cotton, rectangular doilies. The top skirt is from a vintage 70’s cotton crocheted mini-dress and it has an under skirt which was salvaged from a vintage, girls, cotton gauze, dress to which a crinkled taffeta ruffle with raw edges, has been added for that great layered bohemian look.. The original pants zipper is still in use as the front closure and a decorative lace up application has been added to the back yoke. The watch pocket has been appliquéd with a sequined flower patch in deep royal blue (hard to see in the pictures), in order to cover the swan monogram that is Gloria Vanderbilt’s insignia. All of the original pants pockets are still usable, as the crocheted rectangles were sewn on by hand with sturdy quilting thread,or tacked on with vintage buttons in the back. According to the garment tags this is a size 10 (1980’s sizes)
Note:possible imperfections are inherent in reconstructed garments using vintage and salvaged materials. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Garment Measurements:

Waist measures 28-30 inches

Hip measures approx 36 inches

Length,waistline to hem line, measures 30 inches

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Handmade Reconstructed Patchwork Apron Top of Vintage Laces





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This is a hand made deconstructed/reconstructed patchwork lace apron-style, top, made from vintage laces, vintage cotton eyelet lace, and a bit of satin, the upper edging is cotton crocheted edging, (made by myself), and the upper yoke is vintage, crinkled satin, stitched with random running stitches, it buttons in the back with a pretty vintage brass button, and a loop closure. The upper bodice ties halter style, and the bust is lined with a soft satin lining material. This is a very delicate piece but is well constructed, for durability. and the open back and halter style neck line makes the size slightly more adjustable.

GARMENT MEASUREMENTS:

Bust Measures
approx. 34 inches.

waist measures
open

upper edge of bodice measures
15 inches

width at hem
29 inches/open


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Reconstructed Vintage Inspired Black and White Goth Skirt




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This is a great vintage inspired skirt, reconstructed using a black denim skirt circa 1980’s for the top yoke and the bottom cotton eyelet lace ruffle. The body of this skirt is made from a vintage, woven cotton, mattress ticking fabric in grey and black. The black denim yoke, is quite high waisted and is basically a waist cincher,the front and back seams have been embellished with a vintage cotton beading lace, the first ruffle is a crinkled white taffeta accentuated by a removable(with pin back), black handmade flower with red beading in the center, the under ruffle is black cotton eyelet lace. The skirt falls to lower calf length.

Garment Measurements:
Waist measures 28 inches

Lower yoke measures 36 inches

Hip measures approx. 38 inches

Waist to hemline measures 31 inches

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MARIE ANTIONETTE GARDEN TEA PARTY VINTAGE LACE WRIST CUFF




This beautiful gauntlet/wrist cuff is made from a vintage, green and cream, cotton lace, with leaf and flower motifs, and a sturdy, White Chantilly lace from a vintage wedding dress, it is embellished with little pink ribbon roses, the lower edge is embellished with a moss green, free form, hand crocheted and beaded, bracelet with faux pearls, Australian crystals,glass beads, and malachite chips. It’s closure is a vintage rhinestone button, with hand made cotton loop. A ribbon is used to cinch in the lower arm corset style.
this cuff reminds me of Marie Antionette,and pretty little cakes, and fairies, and tea parties in gardens


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Pretty Altered Tank Top Recycled Materials




This is a pretty altered tee, Tank top I have stitched a beautiful bouquet of vintage, hand appliquéd flowers, in yellow and brown to this little tee. The appliqué is cotton, the tank top is cotton (w/stretch).
this tank is small to medium size if you are interested please message me for more info on the size.


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Gothic Lolita Gauntlet Arm Cuff Perfect for Bellydance






This is a pretty white, Gothic Lolita, pin tucked,gauntlet/arm cuff. Perfect for gothic bellydance. The lower front edge is embellished with vintage cotton crocheted lace. The gauntlet closes corset style ribbon through grommets.
The length in the back is 7 inches, and the longest point in the front is 9 inches. The lace-up closure makes the gauntlet free size.

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Sweet Vintage Neo Victorian Cotton Blouse Beaded and Embroidered










This is a sweet little vintage cotton blouse from the 1970’s or 80’s, it’s neckline is embellished with beautiful "white work" embroidery and beaded with little faux pearls on a cotton organdy back ground, it has rows of tiny pin tucks to help shape the front of the blouse. This lovely top buttons up the back, has short kimono sleeves, a stand up collar, and body shaping darts in the front and back. This garment is in excellent condition, no staining holes or tears, no beads or buttons missing.

Garment Measurements:

Bust measures 34 inches

Waistline measures 28 inches

Shoulder to hem (length) measures 21 inches

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Vintage 1940’s Sheer Over Blouse







This is a classic 1940’s vintage, sheer nylon, over blouse, with beautiful pin tuck details. This blouse buttons up the front and ties at the neck, it has gentle darts for shaping in the front and back, and would look great worn over a black camisole with a pencil skirt, classic black slacks, or jeans.
This blouse is in excellent condition with no stains or tears.

Garment Measurements:

Bust measures approx. 42 inches

Waistline measures approx. 34 inches

Shoulder to hem measures 23 inches

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Vintage Cotton Cut Lace Embroidered Over Blouse 1970’s








This is a BEAUTIFUL vintage 1970’s over blouse made of cut out lace cotton, with embroidered florals, perfect for Bohemian style layering over dresses, camisoles, bathing suits, or tank tops. This piece is in excellent condition, with only a faint purple staining on the back of the collar which is barely discernible (feel free to contact me for close ups or further details).

Garment Measurements:
Bust measures approx. 36 inches

Shoulder to hem length is 19 inches
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Vintage Eyelet Lace Dress 1940s-50’s









This is a beautiful champagne colored cotton eyelet lace dress from the late 1940’s or early 50’s.
This dress has a lovely sweetheart neckline and buttons down the front with rhinestone buttons,it has cap sleeves, and a gently pleated front skirt. The Garment tag reads:
Designed by "Quaker Lady".
This dress is in excellent to near perfect condition, the only flaw I’ve found is a missing belt loop.

Garment Measurements:

Bust measures 38-42 inches

Waistline measures 34 inches

Hip Measures approx. 42 inches

Shoulder to hemline measures 44 1/2 inches

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