Wednesday, 23 March 2011

I've got designs on a pattern

Just a quick outfit post today. I'm prepping a post about hair this week - I went ahead and got my perm last week and have some observations I think might be useful. So watch this space!
This jacket is a 1940s one I bought from Etsy from a selling in America. The buttons are beautiful and sparkly and th fit is perfect. I wore it with a plain blue shirt and my trusty homemade skirt.

I've also made some progress on my tedious sewing-saga. Never have 2 simple jobs caused so much huffing and puffing. I'll be glad to get them done and crack on with something I can wear out! Again, pictures later this week.
It's fortunate, actually, as I've agreed to have a go at this pattern for a meet-up in London.
The dress is lovely, but the bodice is designed for the slim and boyish. My figure hasn't been described that way since I was about 12, so there's a LOT of adjustment to do. I don't know if I'll work it out before the meet, but I'm going to do my best...


  1. Love the jacket! And it will be very interesting to hear your thoughts on the perm, looking forward to it!

    The dress looks lovely, but oh the pattern alterations... I don't even bother with patterns anymore, it's easier to use my own basic pattern and just alter it. But sometimes a very special pattern can be worth the extra work!