Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fall Flowers Dress

I'm starting to get back into the swing of things after a few weeks of craziness, illness, and travelling, and boy, I've really missed you guys! And my sewing machine too! So what better way to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of autumn than to whip up a cute floral dress to wear with tights and boots? So I pulled out this Laura Ashley number from the clothes swap last month. It fit alright and was nice medium-weight jersey fabric perfect for cooler weather, but the skirt was a bit too long and the collar a lot too tight. Seriously, I could barely get my gargantuan cranium through that thing!

Clothes Swap HaulFall Flowers Dress - Before

Sunday, November 01, 2015

All Dolled Up

The moment I saw this two-piece lacy, fringed number at Monday's clothes swap, I knew exactly what it wanted to become. And since I hadn't settled on a Halloween costume yet (I know, 5 days before Halloween? For shame!), this shirt and skirt set made the decision easy - a 1920s flapper girl!

Clothes Swap HaulClothes Swap Haul