Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Apples

And the glorious weather continues! I brought my Big Apple Dress out of hibernation and we had a McDonalds (don't judge!) picnic lunch in Priory Park (where you saw me the other day in the flamingo dress). I'd actually forgotten how much I love this dress - it's a really flattering shape. I must make the adjustments to the pattern the 'proper' way, and make another version. I'm thinking of making one in my dancing ladies repro fabric.

Yes, I changed my belt after I got home! I do have a narrow red belt but I need to punch a new hole in it so I can actually wear it. In fact I also planned to make my own belt to match this dress, using the plastic apple buckle off a kids' belt I bought for the purpose - I just need to buy some red elastic belting for it.

Big Apple Dress, made by me from a 1930s pattern; Red belt, ebay; White belt, charity shop; Shoes, Marks & Spencer; Plastic and Bakelite bangles, various; Apple earrings and ring, purchased in Thailand; 1950s wicker basket purse, etsy.

Hair is in Casey's romantic updo yet again. I think I'm getting better at it each time. I especially love Casey's hair tutorials because she has thick hair like me so her styles work for my hair (she just makes it look a whole lot more effortless than it generally is for me!).

12 comments:

  1. Looks lovely - and I love the last pic :0)

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  2. Gorgeous, you're so clever!

    Miss P xx

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  3. This is very pretty fabric =) I really love the fit of this dress and love the detailing on the sleeves. A beautiful dress!! <3

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  4. I adore apple-themed clothing! lol What a gorgeous ensamble. The belt buckle will look adorable! You always have the best outfits :D

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  5. Oh that dress is amazing, I want one :D

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  6. Lovely print, and the dress looks delightful on you x

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  7. awww the apple dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember when you posted the fabric and I love the ring with it!

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  8. YAY!!! Apple dresses win! I love your version!

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  9. Hello! First time commenter here. Just wanted to say that the dress is so lovely, I'm quite jealous. :-)

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  10. aw apples! That is such an adorable dress :)

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