Thursday, March 3, 2011

All the fun of the fair

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.

17 comments:

  1. wow did you do that?! That's fantastic!

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  2. Hair... hat... shirt.... skirt... EARRINGS!!! You are a vision of colour co-ordinated splendor!!! Applause!

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  3. LOVELY! I adore the embroidery!!

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  4. Just gorgeous! You look fab! x

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  5. SO beautiful!!! I love it!
    This has to be one of my favourite outfits of yours :)
    You're so clever to have embroidered the blouse yourself, i don't think you could have hoped for a better result!
    xErin

    anodetoreverie.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the emroidered blouse, such a simple way to jaz up a simple piece of clothing.

    http://booboo-kitty-couture.blogspot.com/

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  7. how gorgeous you look and I can't believe how amazing that blouse truly is! I love the outfit!! Your hair is darling of course too.

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  8. Stunning! Your hair looks great in that style and the whole outfit is fantastic. I need to try out satin stitch, I am in love with your little carousel!!

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  9. Gorgeous! You did such an amazing job with the embroidery

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  10. Everything turned out so well! What a fun outfit!

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  11. That looks so cute! I used to do embroidery, yet another crafty skill I should take up again, I'm just not very patient!

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  12. That hairstyle is very becoming on you. And your clothing is delightful, as usual! Have a lovely time in Thailand.

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