Selfishly sewing for myself this week guys and boy do I LOVE this weeks make AND, it only cost $6 yep! six dollars; the fabric is all thrifted $2 bundles of awesome that only I could love—minus vintage mothball pong too, you may want to look away fabric snobs this shizz is straight from Nanna’s polyester pantry circa 1970? oh hush now I can hear you cringing. I’m no fabric snob, obviously! when I spotted this stuff my thoughts were ‘look at those colours, look at those patterns, imagine them all mixed together? Did I say this out loud in the shop? I really can’t recall but, I have heard myself talk my thoughts on a number of occasions. Wearing this and talking to myself ? it’s all part of the package.
The simple V-neck vest is where I started, I had to place a black jersey knit on the back if I wanted to make the leggings—not enough fabric, the fabric is more wooly poly, nice and warm. The skirt is actually a long pencil skirt but I’ve hiked it up under my arm pits to even out proportions. The blue and white striped fabric was minimal too, perfect for ribbing and enough for sleeves for the bomber.
The bomber turned out pretty awesome, I lined it in a dark blue cotton it’s dead warm, I’m not too fond of the feel of 70′s polyester on my skin, it sends weird electric super power zappy tingles through my fingertips, not half as bad as when some one scratches their skin through their jeans, hate that noise. When you’re sewing on a budget and the poly looks this fierce I can most certainly put up with the zappy tingles, I could totally turn this thing electric summoning up a static mess magical enough to charge a White Night festival. Imagine electric bolts of zappy awesome coming from my fingertips- superhero like?
Listen to me getting all carried away on my polyester train of thought, enough of that, what about mixing prints are you the kind of girl/guy who likes to experiment? see what works and what doesn’t. I kinda like it when it doesn’t work, I think that’s where the print-mixing becomes very interesting, a visual feast if you will. Louise Gray is my all-time favourite print mixer, the lady just blows my visual/sewing mind I’ve had a serious fashion fan-girl crush on her for sometime. She’s. the. business.
I like that I can split this whole outfit up, separates are good like that. I wore this to run some errands and when I got to the post office my main mail man says Kazz what you got going on there girl? You always cheer me up, he likes that I sew this stuff myself and I like that he appreciates it.
In other fancy news I have managed to categorise my blog into sections which should be a little easier to navigate, dresses, pants, suits, and the like. While I was doing that I sifted through stuff that I had forgotten I’d made, stuff I just wanted to delete and stuff that I’m very proud of it’s nice to look back on older stuff and realize how much you’ve evolved.
I just want to make a quick shout-out to two lovely ladies Carmen from CarmencitaB, and Loran from Loran’s World for their generosity. Both ladies— who obviously appreciate my taste and know how to make my sewing heart sing. THANK YOU so much for the gifts and for thinking of me xxoo
and last but not least if you’re up for a new swimsuit Heather-Lou of Closet Case Files has produced a killer one-piece retro/vintage inspired pattern for us ladies to sew up. I love this style of swimsuit, very flattering, something I’ll be sewing up when Summer swings back around.
Well that’s it for me, let’s meet here again next Sunday, I like it when we hang-out, I like it when you comment, I even like it when you stop by and say nothing.