Here's that You & Me cotton lawn maxi dress I snaffled for 20p from Saturday morning's jumble sale, freshly washed and ironed.
Saturday's sneak peek!
I do love a vintage label.
I made the waistcoat from a 1971 McCall's pattern last year, the fabric was leftover from a pram coat my Mum made for me as a baby and I found in my parents' attic. I lined the waistcoat with a vintage silk damask curtain from a jumble sale. I usually wear the waistcoat fastened with a leather thong but the pintuck detail on the dress was far too pretty to hide.
|I love this pattern, I'm tempted with a long waistcoat and some hot pants.|
Gratuitous jewellery close-up complete with nails painted in Barry M's Turquoise.
From left: Turquoise & silver (courtesy of my dear Helga), Giant turquoise chip (Jon commissioned for my 35th birthday), 1970's dress ring (Inherited), Channel Islands sand pendant (Salvation Army), Art Nouveau lady (Courtesy of darling Kitty), Silver tribal ring (Goa, India), Middle-Eastern Lapis Lazuli in silver (treat for passing my Eleven Plus from my Dad)
|Vintage maxi dress worn with a hand-made waistcoat, battered leather boots (local market selling Schuh seconds £5) and vintage leather bag (Jumble sale 20p)|
In the States, Hilary Clinton launched the "100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges", last night. In the Black Country I had my own international exchange this morning by chatting to the fabulous Kitty and her gorgeous little girl, VB on Skype and to beautiful Sarah Misfit on MSN Messenger.