Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Wardrobe Wednesday and Make My Week #23
So this month for Wardrobe Wednesday we can pick whatever we like - which means you have no excuse not to sign up if you've been putting off because you don't fit the theme my friends!
This is my June make.....It is from a 1950s re-production pattern from Simplicity and it has 12 darts, yes 12!! but other than that it is very simple to make.
I may also have a confession to make... at the beginning of this year I put myself on a self-imposed fabric embargo for 6 months and I have been going very well but in May I was given a $30 spotlight voucher at the same time as receiving a 'spend $100 get $40 off voucher'. This meant for $30 of my own money I could get $100 worth of product. So I thought a lot, truly!, and I decided that $100 worth of notions was do-able but not really that necessary. I bought 3 pieces of fabric. This is No.1. Please don't feel too disappointed.
This fabric is taffeta which means it sticks out nicely and has that crisp rustly feeling. It also frays like a mad thing but I was very disciplined and overlocked every seam.
I wore it to our screening of the 48hours film we made (I believe in over dressing) with my grandmother's mink cape - say what you might about fur (I wouldn't buy it new but I'm happy to buy leather shoes??) but the animal has already been killed for no good reason so I might as well make it's life count for something.
And this is how I wore it to church on Sunday on a cold winter morning.
Dress - made by me - approx cost including notions and the pattern $30
Belt - hand-me-down/ on loan? from my Singer Sister
Shoes - ages old No.1 shoes I also have a black and red pair
Corsage thingy - from a cheapie accessory shop
Cape - Mink from my grandmother
Black undertop - Zara UK
Black opaque tights - probably had them since high school!
Black sequined sneakers - The Warehouse - slowly but surely coming apart - sob!
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BARGAIN! Oh and disappointed in you?- Never!!!
The dress looks stunning on you and I have to say that I just love that first photo of you and Bounce!
Yet again I'm most inspired by how you style it all together. I love the corsage, but in modern materials. I actually really like it dressed down version with the black top underneath - a super versatile dress.
You did very well at Spotlight, and its all very well having embargoes BUT what I'm most impressed by is you used the fabric right away. Now if I could just purchase at the same rate I sewed, then I wouldn't be worried about a fabric avalanche every time I opened a cupboard!
I love the expression on his face - he is so sweet! and yes I guess it is rather a bargain!
Used one piece right away might need your expert opinion with one of them though...
It's lovely! Gorgeous colour.
Your dress is fabulous, good on you for wearing it out and about straight away! I have a dress I made last year and have still not found the right occasion to wear it, I think I'm just not a dress kinda gal, even though I'd love to be!
12 darts, eeek....well done on being so disciplined and overlocking all the seams.
It looks great, love the turquoise colour and the rustle of taffeta.........makes it feel that extra bit special
It's gorgeous - go you with self restraint and then the bargain!
I am a turquoise lover
I have things like that - I love scarves but I find them almost impossible to wear, so I have a heap in my draw that frown at me!! Dresses are everyday wear for me
I'm usually super lazy with overlocking but with taffeta it's overlock or lose the seams!!
Thanks. I do love a good bargain - to m own detriment now and again!
Wow, what a gorgeous dress. I love the pattern, I might have to check it out.
Wooo! Go glamma! And who adores his Mummy? :) What a sweetie-pie. (Oh, and I would have done the same thing if I were in your postition with the voucher/percent off thing...).
I am a suck for those Spotlight sales! I love the pattern and colour of the fabric you used - it looks gorgeous!
lovely and so great how you have dressed it up and dressed it down too.
What a fabulous dress! and lovely fabric - well done!
Lovely dress! and love it paired up with the black top and belt... very versatile :)
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