I think it's true to say that wearing colour gets you noticed.
Perhaps even more than wearing vintage or prints, I suspect it is my usual bright colours which draw the eye of some onlookers. Usually those clad in grey fleece.
So it amuses me to confound expectations, and occasionally wear black (and white); it's even funnier to receive comments about looking different.
1960s Atlantic lurex maxi skirt - Ebay
Top, sandals and bangles - charity shopped
Hat - flea market
Jumpsuit and bangles - charity shopped
Sandals and sunglasses - retail (sale)
Necklace - vintage market
Thank you so much for all your very supportive and encouraging comments on my sewing efforts. I must tell you how much I appreciate your kindness.
The next project is almost finished, and here's a sneaky peek;
I feel that I am learning all the time. I am trying to encourage my ham-fisted, uncooperative hands to be more skilled and precise. It doesn't come easily.
The same process happens when I play the piano; I know where my fingers are supposed to be, I just can't get them there as quickly or as accurately as I would like.
Practice practice practice!
I'm taking my hat and mermaid scales over to Judith's Hat Attack tomorrow.
Look, this top has the Knockers Ahoy effect. Mind your eyes.
Real Life, folks; washing on the line, and scaffolding in the background, complete with lary builders.
I rise above.
It's only a supermarket brand (via a charity shop, of course) and I had to take the bodice in a bit, but I like this jumpsuit.
If I had only thought to wear the hat with this outfit instead, I might have achieved a certain 1930s elegance...
Oh well, there's always next time.
I don't have much luck finding vintage jumpsuits, not which fit anyway; I had to make Giant Pants out of the only one I ever stumbled upon, as the top was much too small.
I can hear all the dressmakers out there saying why don't you make one?
And I might just do that, if I find a pattern!
I think I may have had enough of black and white for now...
... although Minnie and Charlie beg to differ.
There's a day of vintage shopping, chat, and Wetherspoons cocktails in the company of some gorgeous blogging friends planned for Saturday.
I suspect I'll be wearing something colourful for that!