some quickies for today:
This is my new favorite skirt. I decided to whip it up 1h before I had to leave for a class because, well, I didn't like anything in my wardrobe that day. You know how it is... women.
It's a simple half-circle skirt, made out of vintage cotton, with a waistband and a zipper in the center back. Nowthing complicated, as the print really is the star and needs no competition.
To be fair, I have to admit that this is a refashion really. It was a floor length wrap skirt/ apron kind of thing (couldn't figure it out for sure), so I just had to shorten and rehem it, the waistband was already there, and I had to take it in, close the back seam and to insert the zipper.
I love the bright colors and the bohemian print. It's such a pretty shade of blue and the colors work for winter as well as for summer.
Speaking of bright blue things, I can't resist posting some pictures of something else that is quite spectecular itself: this hand made satin dress is the epitope of ugly. Don't get me wrong, it's not a crime I've commited. I bougth it from an op-shop for a "bad-taste" party last weekend. It was the perfect dress for that occasion, I haven't felt that ugly in years. The unflattering cut, the horrible shiny material,the turtleneck-esk neckline (I cut it to make it more comfortable), the screaming color and to top it off, lace. Why not. More is more. Not.
The weirdest thing about it was the cut: the front and back are identical, both with princess seams so I turned it around 180° a couple of times but really, there is no front and back. Who has boobs on the back? Maybe the seamstress had a hunchback.
As you can see, Nadija wore a fabulous Snow White costume from the kids section, she's so tiny... I was in love with her choice. To top it of, we attached some fake grass to some headbands and off we went.It was a great night and though everybody did a great job in dressing up, we really were favorites.
Anyways, at least it was nice to see that my donated self made clothes had a chance of a second life. I wasn't sure those organisations would accept home sewn clothes (and mine look prettier from the inside). Anything else you've ever worn- for fun or for real- that's toping this?