Saturday, October 9, 2010


Matin and I went to Southsea to see a friend of his. We also had a stroll along Albert Road, which has a selection of antique shops and a couple of vintage stores, Dead Man's Glory and Style and the City.

I wanted to wear something vaguely nautical, so I raided my stock room for something to wear. This 1940s dress is actually slightly too small, especially over the bust - the buttons gaped a bit. I still wanted to wear it though, so I ended up literally sewing myself into it!

1940s dress, ebay; Nautical necklace, purchased in Thailand; Scarf, car boot sale; Belt, can't remember; 1960s handbag, ebay; Bangle, H&M; Shoes, Yoma; Corset, What Katie Did.


  1. Looking gorgeous :)

    I am not very good at needlework but I've sewn shut a number of button down dresses over the years. Too much stress constantly staring down your own bust checking if another button popped yet :D

  2. I love your dress, it's so nice!! I spend so much of my life sewing or pinning buttons closed.
    I love the border on that picture!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. The dress is absolutely gorgeous, I can see why you bothered with the sewing. That first pic, if it was in black and white, would look totally authentic. Great look :)

  4. Love the dress and very envious of your trip to the beach. I was stuck indoors all day today! The dress looks like a dream - doesn't look too small thats for sure! :)

  5. I have been known to squeeze into a slightly too small dress for a day too! ;) I love the collar on this--it's so pretty!

    ♥ Casey | blog


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