Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lady in Red

We went camping in the New Forest again for a long weekend. Lots of photos to come, but an outfit post to start. Isn't this wagon the cutest thing ever? We were just driving around the New Forest, keeping a lookout for good photo locations, when we spotted it outside a pub. I did climb inside - it was so tiny! I felt like a giant person

This is the 1940s red wool dress I bought from Tasty Vintage at Vintage at Goodwood. I love the scalloped edging on the front (you can't really see it very well in the pics), but I think I'm going to have to do something about the waistline. On account of my extra 'frontage', the waist hits way too high in the front, and these release-dart-pleat things aren't the most flattering. I'm thinking to unpick the whole waistline and re-sew it, possibly adding darts in the skirt. I'll either sew the pleaty-things up into proper darts or unpick them to the waist, to avoid that rumple I'm getting.

Hat, Pineapple Retro; Dress, Tasty Vintage; Handbag, borrowed from my sister; Belt, Sainsbury's supermarket (!); Socks & Shoes, Marks & Spencer.


  1. oh, what a gorgeous color and style of dress on you!

  2. Where abouts in the New Forest did you stay as I live there?

  3. Hi Twinklez! We stayed at Hollands Wood campsite in Brockenhurst.

  4. Wow I worked in Brockenhurst. I live in Totton which is just in the boundary of The New Forest and just outside Southampton city.


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