Sunday, 16 October 2011

Adventures In Crimplene


On Friday the Salvation Army ladies handed over a piece of Seventies-tastic crimplene, told me to "do something creative with it" and to show them the result next week. 


Back home I pinned a favourite top to it, cut around the edges (allowing half-an-inch seam allowance) and stitched it together and hemmed it. Being super stretchy it didn't even need a zip.



Not too bad a result for less an hour's work.




Hopefully the ladies from my favourite charity shop will be impressed.

Monochrome 1970's maxi skirt (courtesy of the divine Desiree), Fake fur Saluki jacket (£2, car boot sale),  Coin belt worn as a pendant (Karnataka, India)
Wishing you a fantastic rest of the weekend.

I'll be back soon to show you my weekend jumble sale finds, there's rather a lot. 

54 comments:

  1. oh vix i go mad for faux furs!!! paired with your maxi skirt this is superglamourous hippie chic;) love it!
    kiss,mary

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  2. Nice job, and looks great with your fab skirt.

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  3. Love the jacket Vix. It is so glam!
    Dx

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  4. Love the jacket Vix. It is so glam!
    Dx

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  5. Fab-U-lous. You certainly did 'do something creative' with it.

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  6. Vixcita,
    You gorgeous hippy model magician.
    great job, love faux furs myself.
    I adorar your fierce poses. the grannys will be gleaming at your amazing work. I really love your black and white maxi with fur coat. I hardly found shit at jumbles here. I know you will find all kinds of wonderful treasures.
    besotes

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  7. Very creative indeed - I'm sure they'll be impressed because I am;-)

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  8. Good work on the top - you're becoming quite the seamstress! I adore that monochrome maxi! It is such a fab print.

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  9. I couldn't walk unto town, choose a top, try it on and get home within an hour! A unique outfit for less than a coffee and slice of cake - genius!
    Enjoy your evening.
    Lucy x

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  10. Meant to tell you - the lace bikini was from a chain called Calzedonia (I bought it in Spain but they might be in the UK)

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  11. O freaking EEEK! How adorable,being set a crimplene challenge by the little old chazza shop ladies!!! The'll be bloody impressed,but I suspect they never doubted you!!! Yummy! I love it,and I love that skirt desiree sent.
    Ooooo,bootsale goodies!Yay!Can't wait,I need some serious envy going on!!
    Love you=talk later?! xxxXXXxxx Helga

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  12. Gorgeous pattern, crimpelene is always so beautifully loud! I love looking at it but cannot stand the feel of it. And if you whip it off in the dark I bet there will be statics sparks too! lol!

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  13. so pretty top and lovely pattern, well done!
    And love how you wear it with your maxi skirt and furry coat, you look fabulous!
    besos

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  14. Great job on the top Vix - look smashing!

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  15. Dearest Vix,
    I'm sure they will be well impressed, it's fabulous!
    Your maxi is stunning too, nice pattern clashing action going on there & topped off with a faux fur...what could possibly be better?!
    Looking forward to seeing your weekend hoard.
    It was pretty crap at the boot sale today round this neck of the woods...the Xmas sellers are out in droves already, so el chepo stocking filler crapola in abundance, BOO!
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  16. Oh! what a nice mix Vix- i love it, the faux fur is very funky, i have a small collection of faux furs, maybe i should start doing something creative with mine!

    Lots of love - Ariane xxxxx

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  17. You're clever!! That is an awesome result..

    Yay to lovely ladies at the local op shops!

    x

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  18. Gorgeous little fake fur jacket - such a nice colour. xx

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  19. your fake fur and your yewellery are fantastic! never handle to wear a fake fur without looking weired, but you really rock it!
    xx viviane
    hippiebohoreloaded.

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  20. You are so clever Vix, well part from so many other things...
    Much love and besos.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. Loving the faux fur, to me it's the best thing about winter!
    Sophie
    x

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  22. The joys of crimplene! It's stretchy, quick drying and crease free, what more could a girl ask for?! Your charity shop ladies will be impressed with that lovely dress.
    xxx

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  23. You are a magical witch with a sewing machine! You could create something out of anything!

    I bet the Salvation army ladies will love it!

    Looking forward to seeing your mega jumble sale haul! xxx

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  24. loving the coat vix!! can't wait to see your hauls!!

    jules

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  25. The Sally Army ladies will love you even more than ever when they see what you've created!
    The clashing prints look brilliant, and with the addition of a faux fur - perfect!
    Looking forward to seeing your jumbling treasures. xxxxxxx

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  26. I think you did a great job! The top goes so nicely with that maxi & the fur.

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  27. Ooh - come over and teach me to sew! It's amazing and I love the pattern combo - especially with that perfect faux fur. How marvellous that your ladies put stuff aside for you!

    Skype day!

    Sarah xxx

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  28. That skirt is so pretty. We used to go to this store in Berkeley all the time called Anna Purna and they had tons of jewelry like yours. You look gorgeous as usual!

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  29. The belt as a necklace is inspired. The top is too cute. The fake fur is fun. Can't wait to see your weekend finds.

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  30. Who'd of thought that crimplene could look good! I still have nightmares over the stuff! lol :D

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  31. You look gorgeous in fur.Love your make up.xx

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  32. Gosh you are clever. I can barely thread a needle. Not to mention it is obvious that you hold the status of local Op Shop Queen!

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  33. I think they will be impressed.
    I am liking your whole ensamble & the coat look's super comfy.

    Looking forward to your finds. (The more the better I say)

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  34. Fab top Vix, oh to be so handy! Loving the jacket. You will be needing to keep warm if this chill stays in the air.

    X x

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  35. Hi my dear-wow, a totally fabulous outfit, very creative and the faux fur with it really completes the whole look! Have a great week ahead xxx

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  36. You make it sound so easy!! :)
    Looks gorgeous, love the mix of prints.
    xx

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  37. You did a great job! I love that these ladies know you so well.

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  38. What an amazing jacket and the coin belt works so well as a necklace!x

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  39. Yowza, that's lovely. Red, black and white is one of my favourite colour combinations for clothes. You look really glamourous, I am very impressed with your sewing skills. Em xx

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  40. You are one clever cookie, those CS ladies are going to be so impressed - fabulous :o) Scarlett x

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  41. Hello my sweet VIX!!!!! Looking freaking beautiful as always! This is a rocking look I love all the crazy patterns and the faux fur perfect topper. BUT my favorite thing as always is that perfect lil look on your face, SUCH A GORGEOUS FACE LOVE!!!! I can't believe that is a belt you are wearing as a necklace, wait yes I can because you are that creative!
    Miss you~
    Krista

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  42. Love the 2 patterns together

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  43. Oh, how I wish I had just an ounce of your creativity! Sigh. This outfit is divine. I think the ladies will be proud! xoxo

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  44. As you know I am gonna say I love that coat as I love fake fur. I have one really similar I bought a few years ago from Miss Selfridge its looking a bit battered in places though. xx

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  45. ooohhhhh .....ahhhhhhhh.....wow it looks great I absolutely love the mix of pattern and the fur is just to much it is Fabulous!! What a great zippy sewing project! Oh can't wait to see your new treasures ~Have a great week :) Love Heather

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  46. gorgeous coat! I've always wanted to wear fur!

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  47. gorgeous coat! I've always wanted to wear fur!

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  48. gosh! more than 10 years ago my beloved best friend sewed me a dress for birthday. it has almost the same print as your diy-top but it's much smaller on the dress... i haven't worn it for years. it's so end of 90s. hopefully i will wear it again one day.
    hahaha, here's the link to my first post ever. at the second photo you can see the dress
    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com/2008/03/lost-and-found.html

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