Here I have some appropriate listening material, my material choice consisting of spotted cotton satin along with a basic brown cotton for trims and a mustard felt to make things pop. A vintage Style pattern thrifted from one of the many trips to opp/charity shops over the years and I have to say that my local opp shop never disappoints; this weekend I managed to pick up 5 vintage sewing patterns for $2 along with a bag full of bias binding for $1 and Ian McEwans Atonement for $2 eeeeek....shhhhh she's a secret, I'll see you Saturday morning 10am sharp. *wink wink*
I don't mind the outcome, the fabric was cut on the bias which resulted in misjudging the amount of fabric I needed in the first place arrrr I had to shoot back down to Spotlight and get another 30cm but to my horror they'd sold out!!! I had everyone searching for me, to no avail. I was almost going to drive to the next store; I gave up. Walking around the store with a hump wondering what I was going to do, there she was nestled in with all of the quilting/craft fabrics like a shining beacon of light with a choir of angels singing from the bolt. I kissed the roll and crossed the finish line with a hop skip and a jump holding up the bolt of fabric like a victory prize it was all in slow motion kinda like the ending of 'Chariots of Fire' I kid you not...PHEW!
Because the dress was cut on the bias I rolled hemmed her which I think sits well for this fabric but admitedly I do need to research other options if there are any. I cut the sleeves down as they were a tad too boxy and unfortunately you can't see the neckline which sports a pretty little bow finished off with a row of tiny buttons that sit below a generous opening, well not that generous there's really nothing generous to see.
My favourite vintage coat that I purchased with a $20 note and cost me triple that to dry clean signing a disclaimer saying more or less if they were to kill the dead animal sitting on the collar a second time around that they weren't liable. True story.
There is a perfect little pocket in there for a hip flask G&T style.
...and here is my little hat I made from felt which I think complements the green and brown, I secretly have this thing for mustard colours I don't know how this happened it's just all of a sudden appeared in my wardrobe. Happy sewing peeps *waves like a right royal nut*