Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Fifties Roses

I bought this fabric from a charity shop recently and fell in love with it! I decided that it just had to be made into something I could wear, and it has now become my new favourite skirt. This fabric is definitely old, I'm not sure how old but it has a very fifties vibe to it, so a fifties style skirt it became!
 The fabric was already hemmed at the perfect length for a skirt so all I had to do was stitch across the top to make gathers. I gathered the material to the right size for my waist and a couple of inches extra.
I then stitched down the side of the skirt and attached a waistband by hand.
The skirt is fastened with a press stud and small pearl button to keep it simple. 

 To go with the skirt, I have decided to knit a small 'Gretel cap' in a fine lacy knit. I picked up this pattern from a charity shop and the wool is from my stash but I think it matches perfectly!
I paired this with a simple white top and pink cardigan and a very cute sausage dog brooch which I recently bought from Cath Kidston. The hat is a fifties one andthe bag is also vintage from a charity shop too.
This skirt will definitely be getting a lot of wear, the fabric is just too beautiful to be locked in a cupboard!
Have you ever made anything out of vintage fabric and do you think it is the right thing to do, or should it stay as fabric to preserve it?
Hayley Ann

Monday, 5 October 2015

Summer in October

In typical British fashion, the weather can't make it's mind up so here is another summery post! These photos were taken yesterday, we are now in October and seem to be having better weather than we've had all summer! At least we can keep wearing our lovely summer clothes. This outfit came together so well and with the perfect weather I couldn't miss an opportunity for some photos. Especially as we were in the lovely town of Bridgnorth, home to the Severn Valley Railway.

 The Severn Valley Railway has always been a favourite place of mine, especially when the forties event is on! There were no special events this weekend but it's still a great place to go. I'm so lucky to live close by.

 I wore a skirt that I made earlier in the year, I love the fabric so much and it was very easy to make. It's perfect for summer weather and is so comfy too.
 The basket is my new favourite accessory, I've been looking for a handbag basket for a long time so when I found this one in an antique centre recently, it had to be mine!
Maybe the British weather will realise it's October soon but for now i'm quite enjoying this unexpected sun!