|Vintage Klipper Robe - modified by me - $6 Savemart|
A similar thing happened a couple of days later. This time I decided to wear a vintage Sonny sweater with a longer skirt. Due to the lacy effect of the sweater I wore a singlet as well. The morning started chilly ...... and then the sun came out and by the time I got home I felt too hot and sweaty for a photo, but made the sacrifice for my loyal readers. I have to say the photo is not the best, I am practically grimmacing and I recall saying to my patient Dear H "Honey, please just take the g*&^%!!! photo" through gritted teeth. Oh the things we do
|Vintage Sonny Knitwear Sweater $2 St v de P|
Paul Klee print skirt - previously a maxi dress - $8 Presbyterian Yellow Shop
Belt also thrifted - can't recall where :-(
Toffs was splendiferous. Is that a word? Its the sort of word that Helga would use and I think it is a word. In the $2 section at the back on the left hand side was about 10 vintage dresses.
I know, I was almost shaking with excitement: vintage clothes ON THE $2 RACK.
Because I was alone, I had time to try on. So I tried on a 1950s / 1960s powder blue crimplene dress with lace detail. It was okay but I did not like the colour. I tried on a bright red beaded Indian top, you know the ones which come with trousers. I loved the colour but the style was not flattering - no shaping what so ever. The I tried on this vision of loveliness:
I almost could not believe my luck. The red one fits like a glove - well maybe not quite a good as a glove but pretty darn good. The stretchy fabric is very forgiving/flattering. I am tempted to cut it slightly shorter so I can wear it for work. I think it would look fabulous with tights and boots.
The black and white one is not so forgiving, but as long as I do not try excessive arm movements it will be perfect. Again, I will think about cutting it shorter.
I also want to show you what I bought off Trademe this week. It is a "snug"fit but it is so cute! It is yellow lurex Shetland brand and made in New Zealand, and much brighter than the photo suggests. There is gold embroidery around neck and cute buttons as well. I did pay a lot more than I would normally for this but it was love at first sight. $15 well spent I think.
Tomorrow is a regional holiday - Otago Anniversary Day - but I will be going to work for half a day while my family stay home. Tomorrow afternoon I hope to update you on my refashioning projects and post the url of the cardigan pattern.