Outfit: All the world is green

a dress I made from vintage cotton and a pattern I drafted myself, vintage heels from Nordic Retro Style, necklace, thrifted cardigan, old purse.

Like I promised in my last post, here is another version of the same dress. The neckline happened when I was talking with my boyfriend about the design --since I normally always work alone, it's good to have someone to bounce ideas off when I'm stuck. He's the most patient soul. We came up with this 'curled braces' neckline, as he called it, and I think I'm going to keep this one. I just need to make a few adjustments to the fit (as always). Then I thought about this late 60s kind of skirt with a deep inverted pleat in the middle and just added it to the bodice. It does look very 60s inspired, no?

Wearing a dress I made from vintage cotton and a pattern I drafted myself, vintage heels from Nordic Retro Style, necklace, thrifted cardigan, old purse.

Photos by my boyfriend.

Outfit: Yellow things like sunshine and sunflowers

a dress I designed and sewn, thrifted jacket and hat, loafers (sold out, similar), purse (sold out, different colour)


Enjoy some sunshine and sunflowers with me! This is my second take on the dress from the last post. You may notice that what's changed is the skirt shape. This was my jumping off point for a rework of the whole design --you'll have to wait for the next outfit post to see what I did next. It's an interesting journey, this design process. I'm still on it and still feel like I'm not in the sweet spot where I'm satisfied with what I came up with. But, that means some dresses do get sewn along the way, and you can never have too many dresses, am I right?

Wearing a dress I designed and sewn, thrifted jacket and hat, loafers (sold out, similar), purse (sold out, different colour).

Photos by my boyfriend.
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Outfit inspirations: Fairy Tales

Looking back in my archives, I came across this outfit, one of my forgotten favorites. I remember coming up with the idea of putting together all the pieces with polka dots that I could find so there are polka dots on the blouse, on the jeans and on the sweater here. I'd gladly do this again, although I'd have to use different pieces now because I only have the jeans left (and those are too large now) and the hat. I gave away the blouse and turned the sweater into a cushion cover --something I really like doing with old knits. An easy DIY that takes care of pieces that are no longer wearable but I can't really find it in my heart to part with them.

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