Hello peeps! How are you? It’s the first of May today, & well, you know, the start of Me Made May 12. I don’t intend daily posting but I had to laugh at today’s photo & thought it worth an immediate posting. I just couldn’t wait to share it with you. Remember I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone & take at least 2/3 of my photos outside of my own 4 walls, yes in public. Well, I had to make a visit at lunchtime …..I had a screw
missing loose & while mine were being fixed I couldn’t resist playing around with the goods on offer….
They call them their “Where’s Wally/ Waldo” glasses! Aren’t they just excellent!
Outfit details – you’ll notice a coat that is most definitely not made by me, but apart from that I have on Ultra Violet blouse and my What Ho Ginger !skirt (& yes, even a pair of hand made knicks, but don’t tell every one.)
And while I am creating some spoilers fancy a teaser of what I’m working on?
I’ve replaced the buttons on the cardigan with some vintage ones. Unfortunately not quite enough so there are some deliberate “design differences”. It’s an off white charity shop find with pretty scalloped neck.
And can I also share some newcomers to my vintage pattern family? I have a feeling that you’ll enjoy viewing them too?
This is an Ebay special bargain. The boat neck dress has a slightly gathered skirt, as opposed to the usual darts, as well as a scoop back. SWOON. But then with this jacket? My only doubt is that I need to wear shapes that emphasise my waist & am not sure whether this jacket lends itself to a bit of shaping. What do you think? If boxy jackets do nothing for my shape, would the curved front overcome this?
I have had my eye on this one for ages & finally resisted. ALL that I love in a 60s blouse – back buttons, flounces, pussy bow collars, frilled cuffs, & what’s more, a free pinafore pattern should I wish to show off any number of these blouses with their match made in heaven (ie the “jumper”). Lured by Miss Betty’s Attic to purchase this blouse, I also succumbed to this one. It is a repro vintage pattern, BUT …..prepare for some gorgeousness….
Now if ever there was a dress fit for nautical-isation, this surely is it. What else is there to say except I hope you love them as much as me.