This is what my hosiery used to be stored in.
It was plastic, eons old and falling apart. I could not for the life of me find a suitable replacement.
I put on my thinking cap and brought out my collection of vintage hankies and selected several that were stained, had holes or were falling apart. I didn't feel quite so bad when I started cutting and sewing. My first efforts resulted in a whimsical creation that was captured by the Fashionista who wanted it for her many craft supplies.
Here is a close up of one of my favorite pockets. I also decided to use some pretties from my vintage button stash for embellishment.
This is the back which features vintage quilt remnants. They made four pockets. I attached everything to a vintage pillowcase that was heavily worn. At the top I sewed a buttonhole and slid a padded hanger through so it could hang in a closet or off of a peg.
I'm not sure what was going on in my camera with this next shot as it is a bit blurry. By the time I downloaded the pictures the lingerie holder was already in my closet being used. I apologize for the quality.
On the back I attached a head rest covering and a dresser scarf that had seen better days.
I topped the edge of the dresser scarf with corners of handkerchiefs. Holes and spots were covered by mother of pearl buttons.
I love the soft colors featured on this pocket.
Pink and lace always makes for a good combo.
What have you been creating with vintage materials?
All this week I am scrubbing, scraping, painting and decorating the Fashionista's new apartment. I have to finish it, the guest room and another design project before I start school in 2 weeks. So it may take me a bit longer to respond to comments. I promise great bloggy material in the future.