Friday, 4 June 2010

Worthy Farm Here I Come!

Hooray! Our Glastonbury Festival tickets arrived this morning so with the added bonus of a Glastonbury article in today's Guardian G2 magazine I got my hungover head into gear in an attempt to create a festival-worthy outfit.


I'd snaffled a shoebox stuffed with artifical flowers for a quid at a car boot sale a fortnight ago with creative thoughts in mind. I pulled the flowers apart and individually hand-sewed the petals and leaves on to a cheapo elastic headband.


 It was such fun sitting in the sunshine with my sewing box that I ended up making three.


At least I've got a choice if the rain holds off.

The vintage "Pia & Paula" Finnish-made maxi skirt was a £4.99 find on eBay last year. I can't for the life of me think why no-one else placed a bid on such a beauty.



The top was originally a 1950's satin scarf I cut up and refashioned.

Mmmm, what shall I create next?


Thanks for all the lovely comments and well-wishes for yesterday. It turned out to be a beautiful day and a fitting tribute to my wonderful Mum.

29 comments:

  1. the floral head piece is just lovely, you are oh so creative.

    i'm glad everything went okay yesterday, m'dear.

    love, jazzabelle. x

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  2. You clever thing, those headbands are really pretty and unique! That skirt is devine, at first glance I thought you looked like an aztec princess, wow!
    I was thinking of you yesterday I am glad you got through it.
    Kandi x

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  3. You lucky lady - I'd love to go to Glastonbury - I shall instead by a TV festival goer!!

    However my festival turn comes in July when its Latitude just up the road from me.

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  4. Loving your Glasto outfit!!! Glad you got though yesterday ok as I know how hard it is to lose a close family member and pick yourself up and go on as they would want you to do x

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  5. Fab outfit - I absolutely love that skirt.

    Glad it all went well yesterday.

    Lola34

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  6. Oh my that skirt is beautiful, i can't believe it was £4.99. I'm glad yesterday went well xx

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  7. I'm guessing that's your garden? Lush! In both senses of the word.

    Glad about yesterday.

    You'll be the belle of the festi-velle.....
    Seriously inspired ensemble.

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  8. Glastonbury Festival - is this the famous music festival?? ur outfit is great..cant believe the price on that skirt..its beautiful!!! have fun!!

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  9. You're so glam - and your garden looks idyllic. Glasto will be fun - have to admit to only ever having been to a festival for the day, never camped out. You'll have a ball - I'm quite envious! xx

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  10. You define festival chic my lovely!! x

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  11. Festival loveliness personified, Vix. I'm glad that yesterday went off OK. xxx

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  12. I love this outfit; very festival-ish :D
    The headbands are very creative, you should so sell them! You would make a mini fortune. I would buy one!
    Glad everything went ok yesterday :)
    And the scarf/top is a great idea!

    x x x x

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  13. That skirt is awesome! And aren't you the creative cat? CLEVER. I suppose no one bidded on the maxi skirt because they weren't "in" last year. But you see beyond trends! You are just naturally stylish!

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  14. This may be my favorite outfit so far!!! I too am on a stitch binge and accessory fit. I have some cool bandannas (that are really napkins from World Mkt)to make into tops. I even have a name for them. When I start my etsy shop, I am gonna call them...... I'll E-mail ya it's so friggin clever ;) I'm so bad ;) I'm also high on nausea meds. right now, so better go........ I love your creative spark!

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  15. I love this look, the skirt is gorgeous. The bold print is intoxicating.

    Beautiful! YOu must post pictures of the festival, yay!

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  16. O,my darling!Haven't you done yourself proud!?Fantastic efforts & jobs done on headpieces and scarf/top!!Feck I love that skirt!!You sooooo look that aprt for Glastonbury!Wish so hard I was going to be there rocking out with you!!!
    LOVE HelgaXXX

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  17. That coronet is gorgeous!
    You always have the most unique stuff :)


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  18. Great skirt what a bargain. I love the headband too.

    Also just catching up on your posts. the Victorian family heirloom jacket is wonderful and I am sorry for the occasion but you look fabulous and I'm sure that's what your mother would have wanted xx

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  19. That is a super worthy Glastonbury outfit, Vix! Somehow I think you were more fashion forward when you bought this gorgeous dress - NOW there would be heaps of bidders for it. Love your headband!

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  20. the headpiece is gorgeous! and perfect for a festival xx

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  21. What a beautiful skirt! And I love the flower headbands! I bought one similar at a festival last year! x

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  22. Beautiful outfit, I love the floral headband!

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  23. Fabulous festival fashion! You're ready to go!

    I'm so glad everything went well the other day and your were happy with your lovely mams send off. Was thinking about you. x

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  24. Your "candy" is incredible! How intricate yet simple you appear - elegance with "bling" - that's for sure! Both outfits have such energy. I feel peppier just looking at you.

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  25. Love the outfit, you look fab x

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  26. Gosh Miss Vixen... you are such a fox!!!!!!!

    Actually... you're a forest Queen. Much loved at the festival you shall be.

    That skirt was a steal. Robbery almost!!!

    ...I hope that you are well darling Woman... xo

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  27. Lovely outfit! What luck to find so many flowers!
    Have a fab time at Glasto - I'm SO gutted I'm missing it this year.
    Lou x

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  28. love the skirt with its beautiful print!! and the top is perfect sexy for the long flowly skirt!!

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    xoxo

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