Wednesday, 3 February 2016

I talk to the wind, my words are all carried away

I've had a small stash of crimplene hidden away for a while now which I've been itching to use, but when I moved I culled my sewing oddments and then my sewing machine broke beyond repair. It's a hobby I've missed, so to keep myself busy I treated myself to a brand new machine in the January sales. I've barely stopped sewing since, altering everything that's been in my to-do pile since last summer and buying vintage patterns to get this crimplene used up. The first I finished over the weekend, this glorious brown, yellow and pink print. And I have enough of the fabric left over to make a mini skirt too!

It's really more of a summer dress, with it's tent shape and short sleeves you can see below, but I wanted to wear it straight away so paired it with the 1960s cropped jacket I bought over Christmas.

The dress on it's own, it was wonderfully simple to make and I imagine I'll be making many more! I trimmed it with pink as the brown is quite yellowish and I felt it would warm it up a bit, but I like that I can change to a yellow ribbon if the mood takes me.

This Indian silver necklace was charity shop find and one of my new favourites. I've really been digging this coral lippy too, rediscovered from the depths of my make up bag. I remember when I first wore it I was told it was too bright for me and didn't compliment my skin tone, which put me off it even though I loved the colour. I've since decided that's all that matters, I don't know why I let other peoples comments bother me and think them more valid than my own opinion. Not any more! It's become my favourite shade, I love how it brightens up my whole face. The name is also fabulous: juicy clementine.


  1. Absolutely fab! The dress gives me Yellow Submarine-Vibes. The Sea of Holes, only in bright colours, you know... :)
    My town is a debacle when it comes to secondhand and the charity shops are not even worth digging in the heap of clothes. Therefore I have to take the city railway to the neighbouring city. Not quiet a good method to save money...

  2. You did a wonderful job on that dress, it's beautiful. Your hair is fabulous and if your lipstick makes you happy stick with it. I'm sure my neon pink isn't the most flattering shade but I feel like me when I wear it and that's all that matters, isn't it?
    Love, love, love the necklace! xxx

  3. oh wow! I didn't know you had a tattoo! And it's from Alice in Wonderland too! You're too amazing

  4. That dress is so pretty! I just love the pattern, it's so spring-like. One day I really want to learn how to make some cute simple dresses, but I'm nervous to give it a try. I happen to think that shade of lipstick looks pretty darn good on you!


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