Sunday, 22 July 2012

Here Comes The Sun


At long last Summer's finally made an appearance and I've been able to give the parasol I picked up on my Indian adventures back in April it's maiden outing.


Let's hope it'll be out a lot more in the coming weeks.


I made this skirt this morning from a retro bed cover (last seen HERE) & a groovy 1972 McCall's dressmaking pattern kindly sent my way by Liz. Considering we started boozing just after 6pm last night I'm pretty amazed I managed to knock up anything remotely wearable.



This is the bikini top I bought on Friday, I think it's part of a fancy dress costume but in my book nothing could possibly be too fancy for everyday wear.

Barry M Turquoise worn with rings from Krista, Miss Magpie & Heather.

Bikini top (75p, Acorns Hospice), Handmade maxi skirt (made from a 70s bed cover, £1.50, car boot sale), Rajasthani parasol (£4, India)

Off to catch up with some blogs before I eat my fourth curry in as many days.
Hope your weekend have been as good as ours.
See you soon.

PS I'm featured on Janet's blog today, HERE! She's gorgeous, her house & garden are to die for, she's a vegan and loves Jack White & if you haven't met her already then you're missing out.

71 comments:

  1. you're like a colorful siren under the sun!, so pretty and fabulous, love your parasol and that floral maxi skirt!, and that turquoise nail color is amazing!
    besos & sun

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  2. Wonderful to have the sun, eh? And lovely and colourful you are in it too. I am very taken with the parasol. It's very pretty. Lots of the Nepalese ladies carry them here and I always think they are a great idea and a somewhat sophisticated accessory. Have a terrific week.xxxxx

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  3. You've bloomed, full-on flower! I can't believe you knocked out that skirt when you were knackered. I thought that was the bikini top that you made a while ago...great find. Where are the cabana boys? Oh, wait, you've already got the best one. I hope you get drunk on that lovely, lovely sunshine. You remind me of Miss Simmonds' painting in this gorgeous attire with the parasol.

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful parasol. Don't you just love the fabric! You look like a ray of sunshine all by yourself. And those rings.......!!!!!!

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  5. Just love that parisol.Very unique looking.Great job on your skirt.Love it.You look like a little tropical doll.xx

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  6. I love curry, I could eat it everyday too. I'll make one tomorrow I think and wash it down with a cool beer. Isn't this weather fabulous? Especially as I thought we were doomed to rain forevermore! I love that parasol, it's beautiful. Xx

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  7. As always looking fab Missy! You look more at home in the sunshine :)

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  8. A very sunny outfit. I love that bikini top, sitting in the garden in the sun should be glam! I didn't have to work this weekend, so it's been a good one for me! x

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  9. Loving the flower power! Skirt is so pretty and you look fab! we're having the heat, unfortunately with no sun here in Belfast, can you send some over please! xx

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  10. I am amazed at your skirt too lol. I have been cursing at my sewing machine lately. Can you send some sun my way, its been horrible here today.
    V
    xxx

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  11. Very summery. Let's hope the sun will continue to shine.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  12. Firstly after reading your blog all I want now is a curry! Love the sunshine outfit, and well done you for making that lovely maxi skirt even with a slight hangover ;)

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  13. Finally, the sun is out!
    That outfit is very daring and a lot of fun too! I hope you are enjoying the remainders of this warm and sunny Sunday :)

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  14. The sun is shining and so are YOU! x

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  15. I am so glad you finally get some sunshine, it sounds like summer has been very unfair to the UK this year! I love the skirt, especially the ruffle at the bottom:)

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  16. Awesome umbrella. You sew really well, for someone who claims to have no skills. I supervisor theatre students in the costume class, and I'm shocked sometimes that they can't even thread a needle and have a difficult time sewing on a button! Your creations always look nicely finished.

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  17. Your parasol is beautiful. I`d love to sit in the sun with a parasol.
    Love your skirt too Vix. I`m going to get myself a few clothes patterns and attempt to make something to wear. Great idea to use a bed cover too.
    Dx

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  18. Gorgeous parasol, I wouldcdearlylove to find a sweet one.
    You are amazing whipping up skirty treats in a mornings work. The print is fab.

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  19. I don't know what I love more - your parasol or your bikini top. I guess both together! The first appearance of summer has put me in such an exhilirated mood that I'm now lying drunk in the corner (aka on the sofa)... xoxo

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  20. You look so summery - today has been dull and very very windy here up north, it looks like you have had fab weather though and about time (send it up here now!) Linda xxx

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  21. I am totally in love with that skirt.
    That is all.
    xo

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  22. PHWOAR!!!!
    You ARE the sunshine,my darling!!!
    That skirt is amazeballs;love LOVE the print of that sheet!As for the floral bikini top-it's frigging fabulous,and just fancy enough,I reckon!The parasol is dreamy,and I,too,hope you get to use it heaps and heaps!!!
    Glorious!Just the sight for tired Monday morning eyes!Cheers,lovey!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  23. That parasol is amazing and your sewing skills never fail to impress me!

    idrivevintage.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Fingers crossed that your sunshine hangs around for a reasonable length of time. I have woken up to a dreary old wet day but it is still very warm, but that makes for an uncomfortable what do I wear day!! SNAP with the brollie, my sister gave me one exactly the same for my birthday and I intend to use it when sitting at my sons cricket. Lovin' the bra top, wonder if Sue is wearing something similar in Rarotonga??

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  25. Yey for a bit of sun shine for the UK, long may it continue - loving the parasol - the colours and the pattern is so pretty!

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  26. More dazzling then the sun in Walsall are you!!! LOVING the outfit!! you look ready to stroll around a fabulous festival!
    Tamera

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  27. Thank you for your gorgoues comment on my blog Vix. Truly appreciate it#

    You look amazing as usual, I know, it is so lovely to have some sun

    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk
    Jatinda
    xx

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  28. That bikini is so funny! You look a lovely senorita with your flower headdress!

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  29. You are the only woman in the world who could rock that bikini top!

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  30. What a beautiful outfit and look! You're amazingly talented. The floral dress you made, the bikini top, the flower in your hair and the parasol make for a really lovely look Also amazing is how well you colour-matched your pretty nail-polish with the Barry M Turquoise and rings. Lovely.

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  31. When I look at these photos all I can think of is the song "Bali Hai" from the musical "South Pacific"! I'm very glad you finally have some sun and can put that gorgeous parasol to use. You are the only woman I know who can wear that flowered bikini top and look fabulous, and not ridiculous.

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  32. Yeah for Summer so glad it has finally arrived for you enjoy your sunshine!! After all that rain I would be running around in a bikini too!! cute skirt looks great love the material!! love Heather

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  33. Curry--nom. My dinner was so heavy it knocked me out for an hour or so! I love the sunshade!

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  34. Oh, how I love thee. Let me count the ways... you whipped up a skirt in a morning, have a divine parasol and a bikini top that is one of the best I have ever seen (almost as good as half-coconuts).

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  35. Such a gorgeous skirt!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. I'm having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don't forget to enter! :)
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  36. ooh that skirt is fab!

    I may even get my parasol out today, back to work tomorrow but making the most of it today!

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  37. Oh the sun is shining on the beautiful Miss Vix in that stunning skirts. I just love the fresh summer pattern.
    Yummy curry!!!!
    Love v

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  38. You are a ray of sunshine yourself there, Vix, looking gorgeous as ever! No one rocks a flowery bikini top like you, love!
    What a fabulous skirt, the pretty print really suits the style of the skirt with that cute ruffle. Yay for wine-fuelled sewing!
    Love your beautiful parasol too.
    So tell me - did you hit Wetherspoons in your bikini top, and if so, did the Bobs of Walsall explode with excitement?!
    Enjoy the sun. xxxxx

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  39. wow you are so hot, i think we don´t need the sun when we see you in that floral glory, i agree with you nothing could be to fancy to not wear it every day;) that bikini top is fabulous!
    kiss,mary

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  40. We are off early thursday, and as promised, I am sending some sun ahead of me, hehheheheh.
    I will look at bed covers in a different way from now on.
    Much love, dear Vix.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  41. I believe nothing is too fancy or costume-y for everyday too. I love your bikini top, and the skirt you made is fabulous.

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  42. "Nothing can be too fancy for everyday wear" - LOVE this ethos, what a woman you are! That bikini top is pretty special!

    Loving the bedsheet-skirt - I've just posted my latest curtain dress on my blog today - some people might call it 'repurposing' or 'upcycling' but I prefer to call it making clothes out of old curtains :D xx

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  43. Oooo, love the skirt! And what a fantastic bedsheet it must have been! Sometimes I find that alcohol actually improves my sewing abilities - or perhaps it just makes me think they are improved?

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  44. You're a lovely tropical vision! Love everything and would wear that skirt now, so gorgeous!

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  45. you look like a sexy mermaid! Love the parasol!

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  46. OMG you are just so perfect for a weeny top like that!! it says summer like no other. Hope your sunshine lasts...will you turn green if I tell VB is already outdoors swimming again?? End of July is end of 'winter' here, just don't envy me the punishing summer!!

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  47. That skirt is so amazing! I definitely need to start trying to find patterns in my size. Love the parasol too, I dunno what this sun is everyone's been talking about though, it's still dull & grey in Bolton! XO.

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  48. Fark a dark, you look amazing, amor! That skirt is so frickin fabulous I can't stand it - and I love all of your gorgeous jewellery. So glad you are finally getting some lovely sunshiney summery weather! LOve you more than parasols, Sarah xxx

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  49. great work dear, your skirt is adorable, very gipsy style <3

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  50. What a beautiful dose of sunshine you are yourself! Skirt=lovely but that parasol and your gorgeous face steal the show!

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  51. "I think it's part of a fancy dress costume but in my book nothing could possibly be too fancy for everyday wear."
    That is what I totally love about your style and attitude! =)
    xx

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  52. LOVE your turquoise rings! And that parasol is so neat. It would be fabulous indoors too, in some interior design fantasy.

    I think I have that same skirt pattern and sewed it up in the 70s. (Of course, I was 6 at the time!)Ha! I have no idea how you manage to sew and drink. I have a hard enough time stone cold sober!

    Cheers,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  53. Oh my floral goodness look you at celebrating the return of the sun! This bikini top is perfection on you and your new parasol from India is the prettiest thing I have ever seen. You will look so cute taking that with you to festivals! I can't believe you made this skirt in a morning and after a late night of debauchery. You are amazing Vix and I can't wait to squeeze you in real life, I just don't know if I will ever let you go!
    Iwuvsyougirl!!!
    Krista

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  54. If Id've known, I'd've begged you to bring back a parasol for me! It's gorgeous and so frighteningly cheap! You look great, the hula girl bikini top fits you perfectly. You're a sewing genius, maybe drinking is the answer to great hand made clothes? Will go and read the interview asap! xxx

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  55. oh My. You remind me of Hawaii ... looking so beautiful :)

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  56. That skirt is so pretty! I wish i can sew :(

    Love your whole 70s vibe, so authentic!


    YURI
    http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

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  57. THE SUN! At last! And how cool you manage to look with it. Love your new booze fuelled skirt and your parasol.
    I am on an extended weekend now the Summer holidays have started, not so many early mornings but kids in tow for 6 weeks so am sure I'll be looking a little more frazzled!

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  58. Happy to hear that the sun is out and has been celebrated by the most stunning parasol that I've ever laid eyes upon. The bikini top and floral skirt deserve applause!

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  59. I love that skirt on you, and the parasol too! Work it!

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  60. lovely vacation look :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com/

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  61. Haha! Love that flowery bikini top! And you are getting to be quite the seamstress if you can run up such magnificant maxi skirts while tipsy!

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  62. You're making me long for the beach, Vix, you look so lovely! The weather's gorgeous right now, isn't it? xx

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  63. oh you're so clever to make a stunning maxi skirt out of vintage bed covers.. Now I won't be skipping that section anymore when I go vintage hunting. The print on the fabric is so beautiful; it would be such a waste to hind it in the bedroom.
    I think I need a parasol ;)
    xx
    maya

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  64. Four curries? My stomach quivers at the thought. You look yummy, though. That parasol is pure charm. Hope you get to use it lots.

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  65. I love the rings!!


    Chicfullyyours.blogspot.com

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  66. What a unique parasol!
    I love you in your mermaid outfit. I am always impressed at your killer sewing skills. Oh I know you will be using that parasol all around the charity shops.
    Besos

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