I am probably one of the last women in America who actually still wears pantyhose. My legs are white and my stomach is a bit poochy, so I love a bit of tan spandex.
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.
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.
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.