Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday - A Bit of a Wiggle


I made this dress a while ago out of an old curtain I got from my mother in law. I originally made it dress as part of the Julia Bobbin Mad Men Challenge.
I love it I feel like it is such a good shape for me. I'd say the era would be 50s or 60s in its silhouette.
Outfit Breakdown:
Dress $0  I made it from an old curtain of my MIL using a pattern from the 80s - I gave it an exposed zip at the back to make it less dressed up (I am quite partial to dressed up though - life is worth dressing up for!)
cardi  (which is navy not black) Glassons $30
my new $15 boots from Cotton on. I get comments on them every time I wear them.
A necklace I made recently
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Wardrobe Wednesday at SailorSpy.co.nz
Also joining in at the pleated poppy

18 comments:

Notchka said...

Those boots! They are the perfect combo for the wiggle dress - you look modern and vintagey at the same time...how do you do it!

Hootnz said...

You're right its a great shape on you! and I love that you made it out of a curtain....brings Maria from sound of music to mind ")

Kelly McLuckie said...

So clever Miriam! Great to hear that you're carrying on WW here - promise to join in as much as I can. I LOVE those boots too! xo

Miriam said...

cool, love the boots too

Miriam said...

Thanks - always so generous in your comments. I am very pleased with the boots

Miriam said...

I'm so there with you on that!

Miriam said...

Yay Kelly that is awesome I'd love to have your support and linking in

Miriam said...

thank you - I'm loving that we have the same name!!

Farm Fancies said...

That's a snazzy looking dress and it's even better that it's from a recycled fabric. Add me to the list of boot admirers :).
Cheers, Robyn

Miriam said...

Thanks so much Robyn - it's lovely to have your compliments and your company

Alex said...

Love the contrast in colours and I'm very impressed you made that dress from an old curtain! Wow!

Miriam said...

Thanks so much Alex - I love doing things from other things

Ashley said...

I can't believe you made this from an old curtain!!! That is so awesome...I need some of your skills!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Out of an old curtain? How smart are you?! It looks so great!

Amy


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Leonie said...

I love love love the colour most of all - looks great!

Rachel The Hat said...

love these colours together. thank you for the inspiration!! im in love with those booties xx

Rachel said...

Wow, that's amazing that you made that dress--and out of fabric you got for free too! That always makes it better! :)

Zoe said...

Hi Miriam,

Thanks so much for leaving me this link. I CANNOT believe this dress used to be a curtain! It's the very last word in curtain-chic, you look phenomenal xx