Hello dear blog friends! Although it's only been two weeks since I last blogged, it feels like much longer because we had been away for a couple of weeks at the beach for our summer holiday, so my posts at the time were scheduled. But since returning home I just didn't feel much like blogging with so many other things to catch up on, as well as being in a bit of a shaky patch with my neuro/immune illness. I find this time of year rather uninspiring vintage wardrobe wise, as it feels like summer has dragged on for eons, and I feel sick of wearing cotton dresses all the time! Plus the op shops I frequent haven't had much in the way of 60's and 70's clothing that I love, so I haven't visited them very much.
But here is a 60's dress I found at a local market. It was originally huge on me, and not even a belt would solve that, but thanks to my new found passion for my Elna I knew I could tweak it to fit. This dress originally had vertical side stripe panels, so I cut those out (and made a belt), and sewed up the dress down each side. It's gone from a modern 18 to a 12, and I had to add some ric-rac for that extra flair. Green and orange is my all time favourite colour combination, so this dress was worth the effort. I teamed it with the little vintage sheet bolero I sewed free-style without a pattern.
We adopted this little original 60's dolly from a Salvos store (who has been christened Paige)
She is quite photogenic in my opinion. I wish I had eyes like that!
60's Dress - Market find
Vintage sheet bolero - Made by me
Orange enamel flower brooch - Gifted by one of my dear friends
Bakelite bangles - Ebay
Vintage tourist bracelet - Op shopped
Button ring and bird brooch - Made by me
Beaded bag - Op shopped
Shoes and sunglasses - Retail