My lovely friend Vanessa of Two Squirrels gifted me this frock. It's different to anything I own with the brown, cream & yellow colour scheme. Every time I wear it I think of sweet Vanessa, & I count down the days until we can visit with them in New Zealand again. Fingers crossed there will be an epic trip sometime mid year!
My beads are all wonky....don't you hate that!
Vintage dress - Gifted by Vanessa
Brown beads - from Vintage Wishes
Green beads - Op shopped
Bling brooch - Gifted by my Mum
Green button brooch - handmade from a local market
Two vintage rings - Op shopped
Dancing girl bracelet - Invercargill hospice shop
Vintage bag - Garage sale
Shoes - Op shopped
Sunglasses - Ray Bans
In other news, I finally pulled out my Mum's old Elna sewing machine that she passed onto me. I was kind of scared by it, remembering jumbled threads jammed in the machine from my home economic days in high school. I haven't touched a machine for 25 years. At first I had no idea what to do with the bobbin thread, but once I sorted that out I was off. Since Monday I've altered 6 dresses, attempted a hem & made some tie belts from cut off fabric. I'm feeling a wee bit obsessed, looking for dresses that need a tweak! But there is something really satisfying about making frocks fit a bit better. Watch this space, I may even take on a frock from scratch sometime! The Captain did ask me if the dining room table is the new sewing table, as Elna has been sitting there all week! Hmm perhaps I need a sewing room!
Here's a little collage of my Friday frocks for 2013