French 1940s style

chinesse knotAs a half frenchy I like to try to put some 40s era ‘self made’ idea into the items. But it’s hard not to cross the edge of making it a too ‘poor’ or ‘dusty grandma-ish’ item. I like a good balance of elegance, sporty, feminin and a note of this make and mend flair of that time. That’s one of the many reasons I like the 40s style so  much.

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Handpainting

…after a few years research about 1940s handpainting, I started first with a tiger blouse

59-thickbox_defaultthen the panther blouse followed. After this, I could ´stand on my own´ and create different styles/themes which I worked with. It is not easy to find good fabrics with a very smooth surface to paint on. I always use rayon in different weights.378-large_default

Then I made special blouses for costumers…

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Fish print                                           Tropical flowers                              1940s Cocktails

However it makes a lot of fun to create painted blouses for dear customers, I have to be careful. I don’t like too much of anything. One of my important rules. So, I try to stop painting on blouses in this kind of style for a while.

Other orders I liked doing were these ones:

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