I made this dress a while ago out of an old curtain I got from my mother in law. I originally made it dress as part of the Julia Bobbin Mad Men Challenge.
I love it I feel like it is such a good shape for me. I’d say the era would be 50s or 60s in its silhouette.
Dress $0 I made it from an old curtain of my MIL using a pattern from the 80s – I gave it an exposed zip at the back to make it less dressed up (I am quite partial to dressed up though – life is worth dressing up for!)
A cardi (which is navy not black) Glassons $30
my new $15 boots from Cotton on. I get comments on them every time I wear them.
A necklace I made recently
Also joining in at the pleated poppy
Another Wednesday – sadly a series of very average photos – um, sorry about that folks! This is me trying to wear something slightly above the jeans and hoodie that seems to become my winter holiday uniform.
Yeah so the I think I might look better in this outfit in real life….. at least I hope I do! Glad I wore flats though as I was at Flip’s swimming lesson and I had to sprint (we had walked) all the way home when I realised I had left the oven on with biscuits baking in it. Seriously unfit – literally could not sprint all the way – must be less than one km, had a sore throat and a cough for a good half hour afterwards due to exertion of running. Also house stinks – grateful for a sunny day when I could open every window and door in the place.
If I said I took the photos after all this it could excuse the facial expressions, blur, and lack of a decent pose – I’d be lying though and I wouldn’t do that to you would I? Also I obviously don’t actually wear the hood up but it’s fun for the photos right?
Jeans – River Island – hand me down
Top – Farmers on sale – I think I paid $7.50.
Jacket – handmade 2010
Earrings – made last week, getting a lot of wear
shoes – el cheapo but I needed some flat shoes so I bought them….. from the warehouse
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Last Wednesday it snowed in Christchurch
Really, really snowed in thick blankets
So in the interests of sharing this is what I wore when I went outside (rather briefly!)
Jeans – river island – hand me down
Boots – from my sister – I think The Warehouse
Coat – Handmade by me from old wool blankets and with needle felting
Hat – off cast from one of my sisters I think – crocheted cream cap
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It’s been great seeing how people remix a garment different ways But I have found it a bit commitment to actively wear the same thing once a week – I am a variety lover after all.
It’s not to say I don’t wear a lot of things over and over but when I have to wear something it feels like a ‘uniform’ – I know I am strange.
So here is my final remix styled up with some tights I was given by a friend who bought them and then didn’t like them on herself and a wee cardi thingy I picked up with a voucher I had – from Farmers – it was half of the on special price – whoop!
Here’s the months line-up – What is your fav?
I quite like the first one I think – I’m so in love with that belt!
Other lovelies over here
Due to my rebellion on week 1 this is my first remix for ‘remix May’.
Apologies for the photos this week The Atlas was running late out the door and I couldn’t be bothered re-shooting!!(it explains why my face is cut off in most of them, oh and it’s driving me nuts that the belt and cardi are all off centre! – I’m a bit precious like that sometimes!)
So $8 portmans/op-shop dress mixed with
Tights, belt, necklace and cardi all hand-me-downs from my sister (I know what does she have left in her own!??!)
Boots from Debenhams (UK department store) bought about 6 years ago
I think this outfit looked better in real life…. so you’ll have to trust me on that
See what other lovelies are re-mixing here and enter your self the prize is AWESOME!
So last week I kind-of remixed a dress but this week I am revealing my proper ‘remix may’ garment.
This is my NEW stripey dress for $8, unworn, from my local oppy.
I bought it on Wednesday last week and put it on when I got home and styled it up.
I think it will be fun to see what else I can do with it, although I feel a bit brave working with a dress – ideas please?
Naomi I know you will have some!
I’ve taken the photos next to my ‘needle work wall’
Dress – $8, Shoes cheap sparkly sequined numbers from the warehouse a couple of years ago, tights $11 Farmers, Belt (which I wore last week too) $10 on sale from Dotti. And the final photo for fun!
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Judging by The Atlas response to this dress I could have happily spent a lot more than $8!
So the theme for the month is a REMIX – which means I am supposed to choose something from my wardrobe and work it a different way each week…..which will be a great challenge for me because I’m a variety lover – as in, I’d like to wear something different e.v.e.r.y day
However, I digress, I will join on this (when I choose what to remix) but I needed to show you my new dress.
This is my ‘Let’s Hear It for the Boys’ dress. I was given this fabric from an old-fashioned stash and originally I thought I would make something for the boys from it but then I got a little inspiration and decided to use this sexy wiggle dress pattern again (with a straight neckline this time).
The fabric has a great little texture in it almost snake-skin-ish but really miniature.
So I’ll remix next week!
In the mean time check out other lovelies here
and other creative spaces here
Outfit – dress -$0 all from stash, Belt- $10 on sale from Dotti, Shoes $2 NZ made, Over-cardi thingy Op-Shop hand-me-down.
So Nin’s challenge for the month is to take inspiration from any source and make it our own when putting an outfit together,
So… I have a wee confession to make (not the peanut butter on cheap white bread one – I already confessed to that!) I’m a bit of a wannabe dancer.
So today I’m taking inspiration from the ‘dancer off duty’ look – slouchy pants, fitted tee, ponytail, minimal makeup, flat shoes. Just makes me want to bust a move.
While I may be no ballerina – my flat feet and ample bust put paid to ballet as a possible career option (and the lack of discipline to practise and requirement to live on lettuce leaves!) I do adore moving to music and let me tell you – I got some moves – just none that will make it to ‘So you think you can dance’!
I also like this as a holiday look, and a superstar doing the incognito thing…. Just add over sized dark glasses and some labelled shopping bags (and maybe 10-20 less kgs – but who’s worried about that)
My photo shoot today is also inspired by Jess who always has heaps of fun with her WW posts.
Pants – classic clothing (I know!)I love these pants- they have a super high waist and they are wide and really long,
t-shirt – gift,
Shoes – 25c TradeMe
What is your wannabe dress style? I also love the ballet chiffon and frou, frou look but I really don’t carry it off.
Pop over and see what other ladies are inspired by – just click on the pic!
on a related or unrelated note I’ve had a bit of a sewing fail – chose a pattern that really isn’t a great shape for me…. I’m down to the last 3 steps to finish but I don’t think it’s redeemable for me…. suggestions??
A new month of Wardrobe Wednesday loveliness coming up… Nin’s theme for the month is inspirations – you know that style of dressing, that woman on the bus, that celeb you can’t get enough of….
My inspiration for this ensemble is colour blocking, which I rather like and have seen a lot of lately around the web-o-sphere.
And I am also inspired by ‘obvious’ lipstick.
I quite like the ‘yes I am wearing very red lipstick at 10am girl’s I see from time to time – they always look like they have a commitment to looking like they have made an effort and they do care about how they look.
Dress – second hand – Dunedin, tights – cosmic corner, shoes – barcelona (and they are starting to die, sob!)
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Here I am again with a triple post! This is my second offering as part of adorable Julia’s Mad Men Challenge (click the button on the side for more info).
This is my version of the ‘wiggle dress’ which seems to feature prominently in the series and also heavily inspired by the Joan ‘va-va -voom’ Holloway character – who has a seriously womanly figure.
When I made this dress I added quite a lot in the bust department (about 2 sizes worth) but when I finished it my ‘cup was running over’, if you know what I mean!! So I added in the pleated section along the neckline in the reverse of the fabric.
To stop it being too dated looking I added the exposed zip on the back and used more modern jewellery.
The fabric is the same old curtain I used for the top of my other mad men dress. I do love this colour. I also added in the blue velvet ribbon as a little bit of detail and ……I did a blind hem (my mother will be so proud).
Teamed up with:
Earrings – Budapest on our 5th wedding anniversary, Necklace – Trade Aid, Rings – D/K c/o- my sis, Greek inscription ring I designed and The Atlas got made for our 2nd anniversary, Shoes – TKmaxx in the UK.
Pop over and see what other people are wearing at Nin’s the theme for March is Homemade!
Also linking in on Thursday with other Creative Spaces