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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