Sunday, May 18, 2008

Daily Outfit and Some New Projects

Hoodie top - Miss Shop, Skirt - Ralph Lauren, Boots - RMK, Coat - Viviennes Collection, Earrings - Etsy

I love this skirt. It is so warm and swishy, I call it my "Lumberjack skirt". It doesn't get worn much as it is so long, and that can be difficult with kids. I could take it up (more) but then it would lose much of its shape, so high heeled boots it is.

Today was freezing again, but I decided to brave it and head to the fabric store for some supplies for my new projects. I have some gorgeous vintage patterns that are just begging to make their way into my wardrobe.

The first is a blouse from the 1940's that I am planning to make in this soft grey, (with metallic silver squares), chiffon. I think I'll do the long sleeved version for winter, and possibly make the sleeves even more billowy.

The other is a 1952 dress pattern, (re-issued by Butterick) that is probably a little too formal for day wear, so I decided to make it in a fun fabric, meaning I will wear it more. When I saw this fabric in the store, the spots and colour combination first caught my eye; then I noticed the little goldfish and I was sold.

So it looks like some fun jobs for this week. It may take a while to get around to completing them as the hardest thing now is to decide which one to start first!


Anonymous said...

I love the patterns :)... and you skirt is really nice.

WendyB said...

That skirt is fab.

Tizzalicious said...

That skirt looks so good on you!

I love the patterns, I can't wait to see the finished result! :)

enc said...

That fabric made me smile!

Di said...

Hi from a fellow Melbournite - where did you get that fab fabric?

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Hi there Di, thanks for stopping by. I have loads of great fabric suppliers in Melbourne, but these two I found out at Spotlight in Bayswater! The fish fabric was only $4.99 too. I'm halfway done on the dress, so check back again soon for some shots of the finished product.