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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday on a wet day

Excuse the terrible photo, youngest took it and as a result the focus is not particularly good.

Today I'm taking my inspiration from 1950's vintage looks with a modern twist. 

Skirt - full circle skirt using Loulouthi cotton voile, made by me with bloomers underneath to give a little fullness until I get the petticoat made

Blouse - Max from over 10 years ago, stretch cotton

Vest - knit by me in a chunky yarn, if it'd been knit in the 50's the style would have been fine, but the yarn would have been fingering/sock weight yarn

Shoes - purchased from a discount shoe place now gone, lace up leather shoes.  These are the closest I have to something that would have been worn in that timeframe.

Joining in with Sailor Spy's Wardrobe Wednesday.

It's school holidays now and we've made hokey pokey this morning, it's horribly wet outside so there won't be any outside time and the boys will probably get on the computer this afternoon.   I'm planning on cutting out for my petticoat today.  It won't be the 50's froufrou crinoline, a modified version so I can wear it under most of my fuller skirts without looking like I time travelled.  Much as I love the full New Look skirts, they don't really suit my lifestyle these days.   That and if I make the full petticoat I then have to store it somewhere!

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Notchka said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that skirt is lovely. I can't wait to see it with a petticoat underneath!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

The pattern of the vest is so cool. Normally I'm not a fan of asymmetry, but I really love it. Wish I could knit *sigh*

Miriam said... Best Blogger Tips

Love that fabric for the skirt and the orange and blue play off each other so well

Hannah Dolan said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my favorite outfit of yours so far! THat skirt is amazing! I'm with miriam I can't wait to see it with a petticoat!

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, I love it too, bloomers are necessary as it's such a light fabric, but hoping that a slip will do the job just as well. Fabric for the slip has been cut out, but had to tea-dye the elastic for the waist and that's going to take a while to dry.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank-you, it's one of my favourite knits at this time of year; warm without being overwhelming and goes well with skirts and trousers. You thought about learning to knit? It takes a bit of time to learn, but no more than most hand-crafts.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I fell in love with it when I saw it on someone's blog, took quite a bit of searching to find somewhere that sold it as yardage, but when I did I got enough for the skirt; never regretted it. The blue is one of my staple colours and it does go well with the skirt, the flecks in it match the centre of the flowers on the skirt too.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, the petticoat is cut out, but the elastic had to be tea dyed so I've got to wait for that to stop dripping on the bathroom floor. Hoping it'll be dry for tomorrow so I can get sewing.

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