So I finished my embroidered carousel blouse the other night - I'm delighted with the result. I know I always say this when I make something, but I always am! Making something with my own hands gives me the most tremendous sense of achievement - and you can't beat the satisfaction of seeing something you've visualised become reality.
I styled my hair using Casey's recent video tutorial, which is inspired by styles from the 1910s period. I've actually tried this before but couldn't get it to work (my hair is so thick that the plaits end up so fat they're hard to pin in place), but Casey's tutorial inspired me to persevere and (most of a pack of kirbigrips later) I'm really pleased with the look and it's a style I'll return to in the future.
I really wanted to wear this 50s hat because the red and white stripes complimented the carousel theme, though the hairstyle didn't really need it (but it did provide a good base).
Rayon/viscose blouse, ebay - embroidered by me; Skirt, charity shop; Shoes, Marks & Spencer; Polka dot button earrings, handmade by me; Hat, ebay; Bakelite and plastic bangles, various; Handbag, on permanent loan from my sister.
I persuaded Matin to sneak out of work for ten minutes (don't worry, he made up the time at the end of the day) just after 4pm to take these pics - the light is so much better than at lunchtime, which when he usually takes my outfit photos.