I finished my Hawaiian print dress a few weeks ago, and the current UK heatwave, means its finally nice enough to wear it!
Here it is with a macthing coral colour cardi (which I got from Matalan, £6)
And without. I'm so happy with my new dress, this style is so comfy :)
Its also really cost effective to make your own clothes too...this dress, including zip cost less than £5 to make.
And a close up on the bangles - Bakelite, and Bamboo - and a nice spiky plant in my garden!
Shoes from Office, but picked up for a £1 at a car boot sale last year...don't really match...but I don't have any coral shoes so these had to do!
And a close up of the top of the dress. I added a bow on one of the straps
This week, I also picked up this fab vintage tablecloth - a steal at 50p from the YMCA charity shop
And a close up on the print...My class tutor is going to show me how to turn it into a circle skirt in next weeks sewing class!
I also got these new patterns through sewing class, for £3 each. 5 versions of a simple skirt, and a 60s style dress with 5 variations.....for when I'm feeling more confident to tackle a trickier project.
I was also given access to the college pattern stash! Wow! Tons of patterns from the 50s to the 80s all available to borrow! I picked out these two which are more or less my size. Hoping to make the high waist version of the left pattern, and one from the right at some point too.
I also finished my flamingo dress today. I'm going to wear it tomorrow as I'm trading at The Alternative and Burlesque Fair in Manchester, so will get some pics then. Hope you all have a nice weekend :) x