Sunday, 13 January 2013

My favourite new dress!

I posted a picture up on FB the other day showing my new hair do' now that I have been practicing with my new heated roller set and got a bit of an overwhelming response about that and the dress that I was wearing at the time....

Most of the overwhelming response was towards my dress rather than the crazy amount of time spent on my hair, though. A lot of people thought it was cute, so I though that I would share it today.

Its actually a 1975 Style pattern, but it could be easily mistaken for 40s because of the long skirt and sleeves. My favourite part of the dress is the little white lapels.

Here is the original pattern. I can't seem to find it in the Vintage Pattern Wikia so I can't get more information on it. I do love it though and I plan on making a few more :) This one was make with Spots and Stripes cotton from spotlight, and is unlined but has facing on the inside.

More will be coming soon, but I'm off to the Unveiled wedding dress exhibition (the V&A have lots of pretty wedding dresses in its possession, it would seem. I'm really excited to go see it though.) Have a great weekend.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Some Like It Hot.. Or Maybe Not

Greeting, fellow bloggers!

Its currently boiling over in this neck of the woods. Its after 7p.m. and still 36 degrees outside (which is nearly 97 Fahrenheit to those of you who are into that.) and I'm trying to stay far away from the sewing machine at this point in time :)

But what with all this heat, I got to thinking about all those fantastic things about summer and thought that I would post them up. Think of it as a summer inspirations board..

I have a cherry dress that looks as tempting and gorgeous as these ones.
A cute little brooch I saw on the interwebs
I won a swimsuit pattern similar to this one last year from A Few Threads
Loose, and I really want to make it this summer...
I don't even care if this is impractical for an Australian summer.
I would so gladly suffer heatstroke to look this adorable!

Ok, so thats probably it for today. Time to step away from the comp and into the pool for a little while, I think.

Cheerio, JacieKakes