Another procrastination-induced project completed! (You will understand why I am such a busy bee lately, when the alternative is revising lectures about the spinothalamic tracts D: )
This skirt was made from a pattern I bought on etsy a few weeks ago, and some impulse-bought clearance fabric (I think it was suiting, but I can't quite recall). I had enough material left over to make the cute little jacket to match, but I haven't posted up pictures of that as I am yet to finish the lining and choose button colours (any suggestions? I'm rather stuck for ideas here!)
It's not quite as form-fitting as I had hoped it would be, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with the end result (though it is yet more evidence that I need to practice zips and hems!) I'm now on the hunt for a something more akin to a wiggle skirt pattern, but it's so hard to tell what the fit will be like from looking at the drawings on the envelopes :/
(Also seen in the pictures are one of my favourite pairs of shoes - I got them from a friend, who got them for her birthday, but they were several sizes too small for her - fortunately for me! I love sensible, thick heels of a moderate height, with a fully enclosed toe, but they are so difficult to find nowadays! Curse you, peep-toe shoes - I told myself the trend would pass, and I'd be able to find cute shoes in no time - but here we are two years later and it is still impossible to find something that I can wear stockings under. *sighs*)
Time for an update on my blog profile, 2 years on! I still don't know how to sew properly (how is it that I always manage to sew stuff inside out?) Still at university (although I'm one step further along the road to becoming a psychologist!) I work full time, so I am no longer a regular at any opshops (but hopefully can now afford a few etsy pieces that were previously out of my price range!) I still love the 40s and 50s, but am divebombing into the fun and experimental fashions of the 60s, 70s, and (gasp) today! I post irregularly, but when I do I hope you like what you see!