Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Back to the 40's and 50's

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I finished 2 ATC Art dolls for a swap that is "retro" themed. I usually have trouble with this kind of subject but I finally had a break through and did some art that I think turned out well.

I used to do a lot of sewing a while ago so the Susie Homemaker one came pretty easy. The other one was inspired by an old ad I found for nylons. I had to re-do a lot of the type and the graphics myself because the original ad was not very good quality. (When I printed it out it was very blurry.) The image of the girl is actually a "Vargas" pin-up girl that I scanned from a book of his art work that I own. Her skirt is a piece of organza that I ruched and tied around her waist. The background of the card is actually a knee high of mine that I cut up and wrapped around the backing.

If you want some good sources of images here are a few sites that I found helpful. The Rusty Zipper has tons of old sewing patterns to look at as well as vintage clothing for sale. The Fashion Era site has tons of stuff about history as well as images from the early 1800's up to the present time. If those 2 sites don't have something you can use simply type in "retro fashion images" on a search engine and you'll get lots of choices.

1 comment:

crafty creations said...

brilliant!!! Love them both and how ingenius to use your knee highs - thanks for the links to those sites off to have a nosy