Several months ago, I posted about some fabric I found on our first-ever estate sale trip. I'm pleased to report that I have indeed finally done justice to it!
The fabric originally came with some magazine clippings that were very inspiring, but it soon became apparent that the quantity of fabric was so limited that I would need to use very judicious cutting to even manage a skirt from it!
I had a few different options for the skirt style, but I wanted to be certain that whatever I chose would do justice to the fabric and be something I'd love. :-) It was so fortunate that one of my tried-and-true skirt patterns fit perfectly!
To add interest to the skirt, I made decorative welt pockets. Whew. That single element was more work and stress than the rest of the skirt combined, but considering how simple the rest was- I think I could manage a bit of extra mind work. ;-)
My cute little brooch from Switzerland! My mom has had a similar one for years, so when we went to Switzerland I knew a brooch like this would be on the top of my souvenir list! One of the charms is inscribed with the town of Murren, which is where I purchased it.
My shoes are from Amerimark- an "old lady" store with a remarkably large amount of classic styles at affordable prices! This style is almost sold out, but a few sizes are still remaining!
One thing is for sure though- I have no previous experience with stiletto heels! I haven't quite reached the appropriate level of gracefulness yet. ;-)
At an estate sale this past fall, we found a treasure trove of old metal zippers from the 1940s- this was one of them. I never realized how wonderfully thin and garment-appropriate metal zippers used to be! I always thought of them like the chunky versions for sale today, but these have a very low profile (less obtrusive than modern plastic "regular" zippers) and are so smooth! I'm a fan. ;-)
This hat is among our collection of "rarely worn" hats. Its demure little bow is charming, but not quite my usual, and the overall shape works much better now that I have shorter hair! Time will tell whether it becomes a new favorite or whether this was just a good opportunity to give it a bit of love. ;-)
Matchy, matchy! This fabric was so obliging and willingly submitted to matching the plaid on the *first* time.
· Photos, as always, by the wonderful Kathryn! ·