I'm counting this as my December dress even though technically I made it before December.
This is what I wore to my birthday. I invited some of the gorgeous women in my life over. What better way to celebrate a birthday than to celebrate the women that make my life such a pleasure. I made high tea, of sorts, and we all sat and word bombed each other.
I made this pattern from a vintage pattern - one from the early sixties and there are no pattern markings on the tissue. So you need to read the instructions to know these 3 holes mean on the fold or this marking means grainline etc. The original didn't have the puffy over skirt but I felt the fabric called for it.
I made the under garment in calico and the over part is a net curtain I picked up at a church fair for $3. I love the wee raised daisies and the subtle lemony colour. 2 people stopped me in the supermarket to comment on it so I consider that a success!!
I wore it with my self-made necklace, self-made earrings, thrifted beads and shoes from Melbourne. One of the mums from schools aid to me 'you look very dressed up' and I aid yeah but I bet my whole outfit is much cheaper than yours. Dress - pattern free, calico $15, net $3. Shoes $20. Necklace about $20 because I did it in a class, earrings - free, beads - 50c Total Outfit= $58.50 (I'm thriftier than Gok!)
Did you enter my giveaway? I keep adding wee things to it. :o)
So this year I challenged myself to make a new piece of clothing each month - here is a breakdown of the clothes I have made this year.
There were a couple of months I seemed to forget but other months I did a few extra so currently it stands at 16 makes and I do have at least 2 more I hope to make in the next 2 weeks!!
I'd love to know your favourite.