Friday, 20 June 2014

Lady Print Frock Friday

This is one of those dresses that I love the idea of, but I don't love it on quite so much. The novelty print fabric is fab, but without a belt it's a sack from the neckline down. With a belt it's hard to get the gathers to sit right over the bust. I wonder if an elastic waist would be more user friendly, but I have no idea how to accomplish that.

Outfit Details.....

Lady print vintage dress - Op shopped @ Lifeline
Two gold brooches - Op shopped
Painted brooch - from my mum in law
Bracelet - Gifted by Tam
Big ring - Bought in Dunedin NZ
Tapestry bag - Paddington Antique Centre
Shoes, belt & sunnies - Retail

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'll be doing some serious horizontal time in order to make it to my own party on Sunday. Fingers crossed my body behaves for a few hours so I can celebrate in vintage style with some close friends & family. 


  1. Hoping the party goes really well for you and you're well enough to enjoy it! Lovely dress and do like your hair worn up like that. xxx

  2. That's a great dress! You look brilliant as usual. I always envy your perfectly formed finger nails by the way! Love the handbag. x

  3. Oh the dress has little upside down ladies on it! I think you look lovely. Here's hoping you're not upside down for your own party! Have a Blast!!!!

  4. I know what you mean about that style of yoke - unbelted, it's a tent-like smock, with a belt, you get pouffy gathered fabric at the bust. Maybe adding some darts for shape would reduce the pouf factor when worn with a belt? And take it in a smidge to streamline it?
    Still, whatever its issues, it's a lovely frock and you look gorgeous! Great bag too.
    Hope all is well for your party on Sunday, Leisa. xxx

  5. Have you ever used elastic thread in your bobbin? It is great for making that elastic smocked waist. You can find lots of tutorials around if you're not familiar with it.

  6. Great dress print and they sailboat brooch is stunning!

  7. I hope your party went well xxx

  8. Very cute fabric, and despite what you say, you look great in it. I hope you were able to not only have your party, but enjoy it! Chronic conditions are no fun. Hope you weren't tired out afterwards, either. Happy birthday!


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