This is a wee top with a bow made sometime last year (and blogged about, as I recall) worn with some well-loved shorts from H&M, purple tights, stripey socks (with a hole in the toe, lo!) and the red polka dot gumboots Rata dragged out of the cupboard and insisted I wear. Personal stylists, hey? Gotta love ’em, especially when they’re cute to boot (‘Boots!’)
I dolled up and went to Paraparaumu today, the town I like to call ‘a large carpark with nowhere to walk). I went to the opshops and, in keeping with my sixties outfit, bought two bottles of gin. I’d love to tell you all about how I’m going to be sitting in the sun for the rest of the day sipping G+T’s but it’s for making damson gin. So, six months from now I’ll be sipping something delicious. Future alcohol! I found this too:
Today’s dress is a recently (ie. yesterday morning) finished project, so I should talk about it. I don’t remember where I put the pattern for it, so I traced around the pieces of a dress already cut out from that pattern but not sewn up (soon! soon!). Even when I go to use a pattern events conspire. I still haven’t found it, but that’s hardly surprising given the state of that part of the room, now on the internet for all to enjoy! I intend to line the dress with something light – or make a slip to go underneath – as it seems to want to cling to any layers you put underneath.
The belt was pretty simple to make and I can tell you how to do it… sort of… it’s just a length of fabric folded in half with pointed ends. You fold it over at the point where you want it to meet, punch some domes to hold it in place, then do some sneaky stitching between the folds to hold them down.
I think both these blue fabrics are double knit – they seem pretty old as fair as their composition, quality, pattern and general feel of goodness. Whatever they are, they were a pleasure to work with, and by far the easiest fabric I have ever sewn with.
So, now… what am I going to wear tomorrow?