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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2 comments:

  1. Looks great! Where did you find the fun fabric with the birds? Is it vintage?

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  2. Hello...
    You are an amazing seamstress...You fell right into your Mom's footsteps...I'm sure she is more proud of you than you'll ever know :)
    You did a totally fabulous job on the Tea Timer Set that you made...It turned out great!!...Totally...LOL...I can't believe I still use that word...I guess that kind of dates me to an 80's teenager, huh??...LOL...Somethings just stick in your head I guess...Now if I could remember everything that well...LOL...I mean it's not that I'm that old, I just can't remember things anymore...LOL...
    Anyway, just a suggestion, but for the material on your Tea Timer Set, I would use the forth one down...Kind of the Beige/Taupe color [If I remember right :)] with the Red Little Flowers & the Black I'm guessing Branches maybe?? on it...And I would pair it with Black Pants, a Black Belt, & Red Platform Sandals...
    Like I said just a suggestion...Hope you have a great day!!...Keep being Fabulous :)
    Happy Smiles,
    Angie

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