Hello everyone, hope you are all having a great weekend. Another glorious day in Dunedin today, so I made the most of the warm sun and the light breeze and did a stack of washing. Polyester dries in a matter of minutes under the right circumstances so now a new dress and shirt are both ready to wear. Last weekend me and my family went on a road tip to Balclutha which is a small rural town about an hour and a half drive south of Dunedin. We went on a secret mission that I can't tell you about just yet. Here I am at the park by the river wearing the green Trademe dress which I practically re-made. It was a bit too breezy to wear by itself so I teamed it up with a tee shirt which I got in the $1 a supermarket bag of clothes I bought from the Presbyterian Yellow Shop a while back.
While trying to upload photos of bikes and rollerblades to Trademe I have made a life changing discovery. I think I have discovered the source of my problems with uploading my photos - its the resolution. Oh my goodness I have had a revelation. I am so silly. I have been cursing the internet when in fact it was my own fault. After changing the resolution of the images, I uploaded these two photos below in a matter of seconds!!!!!!
|House of Raymond jacket/shirt from Gypsy Fair $2|
Below is one of the "free" dresses I found at the Charity Barn in Kaikorai Valley. I have sold the other one for a nominal amount of money which I will reinvest in other charities! This one did not sell and I am thinking that I could just move all the buttons and give myself a little more breathing space....and then not move my arms or breath when I am wearing it.
One of the ongoing problems I have with clothes is that I do have wide shoulders and I have a tendency to think about how a garment will fit around the bust or waist without fulling appreciating that it is the shoulder area which is trickiest. This however was not a problem when I bought the two maxi dresses from Toffs a few weeks back. Firstly the dresses had zips, secondly more shaping through torso, but thirdly and most importantly, in the case of the red maxi the fabric was slightly stretchy and therefore more forgiving.
|"Free" polyester dress from Charity Barn|
So, do you have a favourite fabric? Do you swoon at velvet, or crave the touch of silk? Do you covet vintage cottons?