Tuesday, July 30, 2013

For Sale!

I've been doing a bit of listing on ebay - including some items from my own wardrobe - nearly all on very low start prices so there's a good chance of grabbing a bargain!

50s Style Apple Print Dress
Bust 38" / Waist 27" / Hips full

Nautical novelty print 1940s blouse
Bust 34-36" / Waist 32"

1940s Navy Rayon Crepe Dress with Shirred Shoulders
Bust 40" / Waist 29.5" / Hips 41"

Red and white polka dot playsuit
Bust 40" / Waist 32" / Hips 40"

70s-does-30s Strawberry print dress
Bust 32" / Waist 26" / Hips 36"

Vintage 50s-60s Floral Day Dress
Bust 40" / Waist 31" / Hips full

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hello Hot Stuff!

Oh wow but it's been hot hot hot here these past couple of weeks! So I made a dress to match. I've actually got a few (like, five) sewing projects on the go at the moment, but they all involve lots of pattern drafting and muslin-making, so I really wanted a quickie project because I was starting to get bored of my wardrobe and wanted new clothes fast! I knocked up this little number over the course of a weekend. The fabric is recycled - it was originally three skirts by Primark (a budget fashion retailer, for those unfamiliar with the brand). I fell in love with the quirky print (Gerberas! Chilli peppers!) when I came across it on ebay, and proceeded to stalk the site until I'd acquired the three I figured I'd need for the dress I had in mind.

I knew the stripe print would lend itself perfectly to this V-neck pattern (the same pattern I based my Christmas dress on). I interlined the bodice, as the cheap cotton fabric is lightweight to the point of being almost see-through. The skirt is made using a different pattern, it's in gores forming a half-circle skirt. I actually finished this a couple of weeks ago and I've worn it several times already. I LOVE this dress - it's really easy to wear, and very comfortable.

Outfit details: Hot Stuff Sundress - made by me from 50s pattern & recycled fabric; Felt rose, purchased in Thailand; Necklace, ebay; Sunglasses, ebay; Earrings, purchased in Thailand; Leather belt, charity shop; Bakelite & plastic bangles, various; Handbag, etsy; Shoes (which you can't really see but are really nice, and comfortable - I like them so much I bought them in two colours), Marks & Spencer.


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