Monday, April 30, 2012

Steaming ahead.

I didn't get much thrifting done this week because I'm still working through listing items from the last haul, as well as working on costume commissions for The Steampunk World's Fair .   It's one of the few weekends I leave the kid and Carl at home and go indulge my geeky side.   I have one of my outfits put together and I need to finish at least one more.  But first I have to finish two vests that I'm making for a friend who is going for the first time.  The first one in progress you can see here. 

The second will be similar but with a higher wing collar lapel and in a black brocade with a gold diamond pane pattern.  Very swank!  I'm also making complimentary cravats to go with each vest.  And I bit the bullet and forced myself to do the inset watch pockets even though they are a PAIN.  I think they came out lovely though!

I do have some more pictures of last week's haul to share though!  Like this adorable wicker basket purse. 

It was made by Etienne Aigner and it has fantastic details, like the leather strap and handle and the canvas lining.  It is missing the toggle on the front closure but I think it would be an easy fix.  Or it's just great as a little box for the shelf!  I have it up in my Etsy Shop along with the cloth under it which is a linen blend scarf with an orange plaid border. 

Items I'm still working on include this stack of vintage linens and embroidered pieces.  I soaked them in an oxyclean and gentle soap bath for a few days but most of them still have scorch marks or stains that don't want to come out.  I plan on selling them as a lot batch for someone to cut up and use for textile art! 

I'm linking up with Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds Sunday as well as Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrift Tuesday.  Pop on over and take a look at all the vintage goodness! 

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