Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tiki Tea Timer

I have been creating vintage inspired tiki/ Hawaiian sarong dresses for some years now.  I am a massive fan of Alfred Shaheen fabric and dresses.  A couple of months ago i got asked to create something quite different using Alfred shaheen fabric. A vintage inspired Tea Timer set.  This is the inspiration photos i was sent by the client.

I used a print designed by Alfred Shaheen but the fabric is newly printed.  The fabric is beautiful, a pattern of rice bowls and chop sticks.  Highlights of gold in the pint and beautiful Chinese dragons on the bowls.  I had a matching turquoise fabric in my stash which was the exact shade as the turquoise in the print, i used this to make the cigarette pants and the sash.  The blue is a bit more greeny teal in real life, its hard to capture the true colour with my camera.

 I really enjoyed making this set.  So much so i am going to make myself a set, now to chose the fabric!  I have narrowed it down to these...

I have also been looking at vintage tea timer sets for inspiration, i haven't been able to find many on etsy..

Planet Claire Vintage on Etsy
Planet Claire Vintage

Sweet Moonlight Shop on Etys

Miss Easy Come Easy Go on Etsy

I can just see myself lounging around in my tea timer, pool side, sipping a cocktail on a cool summers eve, in my mid-century home!

Something like this....

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