Monday, June 21, 2010

Survey says....

Happy Monday all! I hope you had a great weekend! We went out to meet some friends Saturday afternoon and attended a great get together Saturday night. Sunday evening we spent with my Fiance's father. He is now officially the first parent to see the ring. My dad lives in New York so I didn't get to see him this weekend, but I did call him up while he was cleaning the pool. Yup, my Dad cleaned the pool for Father's day. He doesn't want much, but Mom did make him her famous meatloaf so he had a great day.

I made a comment on Friday about not posting so much about my wedding. Apparently you all are actually interested in the wedding! Cool. So, while I'll be trying to tone down the wedding posts a little (this is supposed to be a vintage sewing blog after all) I will continue to update you on our wedding goings ons.

The tentative date for the event is October 8, 2011. We're praying that this date does not fall on a UGA home game. If it does I'll have to find a way to stream football coverage into the reception. We don't want to be inconsiderate to our guests of course.

I also purchased two cake toppers over the weekend. I say I, but it was actually my Fiance who footed the bill. We couldn't decide which one we liked better so he bought me both. These are officially our first wedding purchases! Oh. Em. Gee.

1930s cake topper. The listing said 1920s or 1930s cake topper, but judging by her dress I'm leaning towards 1930s being the real date for this. The Bride is missing her original bouquet so I want to give her some fresh flowers if we use her for the ceremony. We purchased these two for about $20.00. They need a good cleaning.

This is a 1960s cake topper we believe. I just thought this couple was too cute to pass up. I love the flowers on her dress and the gold details. Plus these two are in awesome condition. FiancĂ© doesn't think so, but I think the groom here looks a lot like him. Their style of dress doesn't fit with our theme as much, but right now the theme is very tentative. If we don't use them for our ceremony I'll try to sneak them onto the shower's cake. We snagged this topper for $10.00. Vintage is fun!

A few weeks ago I was tagged by Ali at The Wardrobe, Reimagined to answer 8 questions. Ali, I'm sorry I didn't get around to them until now, but here goes.

And eight questions. 

1. What song never fails to move you?
While I don't think there is only one song that never fails to move me, one that I can think of right off the top of my head is Nancy Wilson's "Never Let me Go". Amy Adam's rendition of "If I Didn't Care"from Mrs. Pettigrew gets me choked up as well. 

2. What's your sewing threshold? As in, what will you let go, what must you absolutely fix?
This is pretty fluid and flexible for me. Depends on how I'm feeling that day. If I want to finish something and the garment is for myself I'll let a lot of things slide. I'm much more likely to jury rig something for myself. As long as the overall look is polished I don't mind a few mistakes. If the garment is for someone else you can be sure I'll be ripping out seams left and right to make sure everything is perfect. 

3. What's your "desert island" book/movie and why could you read/watch it over and over?
Why the Pride and Prejudice Movie of course. The costumes! The camera work! The locations! They did such a fantastic job on that film. Plus the story is Jane Austin so it's not something I could get tired of easily!

4. What garment/accessory do you wear the most?
Currently it's my engagement ring! Love my round cut solitaire!

5. What wouldn't you be caught dead in?

No, maybe I changed my mind. This actually looks like a lot of fun to wear, plus you could really freak out the neighbors.

6. Your motto/mantra?
It'll all work out. I always try to tell myself that. Things may look ugly now, but it'll all work out in the end. 

7. A designer you consistently like and why?
I know it's not sewing, but I love Robyn Chachula. I love to crochet, but you have to be careful when looking for crochet patterns. There are so many patterns that are just stuck in the 1970s and not in a good way. Robyn is somehow always able to make crocheted garments that are modern, functional and so so cute. 

8. Something about you we wouldn't expect from reading your blog?
I'm a huge Western fan. Yes, I'll admit it. I have a western film collection larger than any woman should own. I've seen more western's than my Father and Fiance combined. Can't reasonably see making myself any outfits from those movies though. The 1880s just aren't my style I suppose. 


Anonymous said...

Those cake toppers are too cute! I especially love the hair and eyebrows on the gentleman from the 60s.

I, too, love the Westerns. So much so, in fact, that I'll sometimes rearrange my weekend schedule around what they're showing on Cowboy Saturday on AMC.

Congratulations again,


Alyssa said...

You should make like Doris Day and do a 50s does western look, like in Calamity Jane! I always love how in the 50s and 60s they completely ignore historical fashion and just sort of do what they want.
I love that 30s topper! The other one, to me, seems to not know from which year it comes. She looks like Marie Antoinette but his baby blue suit makes me think of the 70s.

Spiraling Millinery said...

I definitely think that your second topper is from the 70s, my parents were married in 1975 (-ish) and my dad actually wore a suit like that, baby blue with the huge lapels!

Ali said...

Ha ha! Great answers! I won't sew for others because my already perfectionist tendencies go into overdrive and I end up hating the garment before I'm done, and I also love Pride and Prejudice. I keep saying I'll reread the book, but then the DVD manages to get played (again) instead. :) Favorite quote: "It would be most inconvenient since I have sworn to loathe him for all eternity." I somehow manage to slip that into conversation from time to time ;) Thanks for playing!