22 October 2014

I spend my cash on looking flash and grabbing your attention!



Ta dah!
La square dance frock extraordinaire!
It turned out beautifully, and I have plans, and a retro sheet stash, for more.
I'm right into this mutton dressed as lamb thing, and the world can go to hell!


Ah, that full, flouncy skirt.....the gathering drove me up the wall a little, but it's so worth it.
I have been nagging myself to do more sewing this year, but realised I have actually made about 7 or 8 frocks this year, and I do feel rather motivated.
This is a good thing, and I'd better ride that wave before the next slump!
I'm nearly finished with another frock, just doing the hand sewing, and then I think I will bust out a stripey sheet set for another square dance frock........argh....I get all excited, but the trick is to stick to one frock at a time, I have found.
I used to be terrible for cutting out several frocks at a time, then getting overwhelmed and throwing them all into a box and never finishing them...it's all about being disciplined and focused these days, and dammit, horribly grown up about it all.
O dear!


Flower-retail, years ago
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Necklace-G's folks bought it back from the States for me many years ago
Earrings-gift from G
Belt-opshopped
Tights-retail
Handbag-tooled leather delight, opshopped many years ago
Shoes-Trade Me






Captain Crutches!
Shirt-made by moi
Jeans-Indonesia, I think, or maybe Thailand
(those snakey little hips do so well in Asian lands)
Nasty orthapedic shoes...who cares?!
Hat-Indonesia
Sunglasses-I think they were a gift from me years ago...

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17 October 2014

Ridicule is nothing to be scared of


Woohoo, our band, Flange, is on a mini "tour" this weekend!
We're going dooooown....South, that is.
We play The Penguin Club in Oamaru tonight, and Purple Rain in Dunedin tomorrow night.
Rock n bloody roll!
I'll try and post a few pix to our Facebook page.





Frock-Etsy
Top-opshopped
Jacket-made by moi using a 60's pattern from Vix. (One of those patterns that made me glad for my training, as it needed some serious alterations for fit and shape)
Tights-retail
Shoes-Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Handbag-60's, from my sistercousinwifey
Flower- a gift
Necklace-from Kristalicious
Sunglasses-opshopped





As you well know, I've developed a square dance frock obsession in the last couple of years...evolve, evolve, change is good....and I figured I better bloody start making a few...this is my first!
I used a retro sheet I got for a dollar, which was a brilliant bargain, as I didn't have the right colour ric rac and had to bite the bullet and buy some. There's a lotta fabric in these frocks and a whole lotta gathering....talk about testing my patience!
But I persevered, and I love it! Fits like a dream.
You'll see it in action next post!

Have splendid weekends, y'all; see you on the other side!

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14 October 2014

So unplug the jukebox and do yourself a favor


Mmmmmm, soaking up the sunshiney warmth!
The best thing about in between seasons such as Spring and Autumn is being able to wear capes.
You know, you just need a little something that's not too heavy, and a cape is just the ticket-not to mention perfectly dashing darlings!




My darling sistercousinwifey gave me this divoon 60's handbag at the very first Helgastock way back in 2011!
(Plans are currently afoot for Helgastock 2015....ho ho ho)


Frock-opshopped (it's so badly made it's hilariarse)
Cardi-opshopped, was white, dyed it yellow years ago
Cape-60's, Trade Me
Tights-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Bow, sunglasses and beads-from my sistercousinwifey
Peek-a-boo brassiere-retail



I scored myself a red vinyltastic 70's bag the other day-I'm so happy about it, as red is likely my favourite colour. I say likely as every colour is my favourite colour, really, only I notice I own and wear a hell of a lot of red.
Not much else to speak of this week, just a few more hangers, a slightly glittery pink belt and a purpley pink blankie!

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