While I don’t normally dress ‘Christmassy’ (people stare at me enough – why give them another reason?) this year I thought I’d give a couple of vintage-style-Christmas looks a go, and here’s my first result:
I was trying for a 1940’s-style tourist theme; bright fun colours, easy to wear clothing and novelty jewellery.
(Please excuse how dry my lawn is! It’s Summer and we are trying to save water.)
|Delicious, fruit-coloured Bakelite Bangles|
I love the Peggy skirt pattern from BGD – it’s so versatile, quick and easy! Abby has just released the pattern as a printable PDF, which saves postage for anyone overseas.
I used 100% cotton drill from Spotlight, and alternating lines of lime, yellow and red ric-rac trim – plus ric-rac around the pocket, just like last time.
There’s a great place to get ric-rac in bulk called SabieSupplies on Etsy – even with postage its much cheaper per meter than what we pay in Australia.
I set my hair using curling tongs (24mm), and a comb out instead of a brush out.
Then off to the Christmas party at the Creative Vintage Centre for dancing and fun.
Coming up soon – my Christmas day outfit (a 1940’s Christmas tablecoth-turned-skirt), and a Tutorial on how to take in tailored pants!