I have been pondering what to do next, as my Jenny-Project has come to a close. And here are my thoughts.
I have been sewing a bit this autumn, mostly because in my work I write a lot and my main hobby is also writing and I simply need to relax doing something totally different. Combining fashion and a bit of budget-planning lead to taking up sewing after many, many years. I really am a beginner again. So I looked on the internet and found a number of interesting and inspiring ladies who sew vintageinspired or even real vintagepatterns. Being a large-framed girl I really like this, as “real” vintage clothes so often are in small sizes, and hunting for reproduction clothes not always get you what you want!
Among those bloggers I started to read was Gertie and her http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/ and ofcourse the accompanying book, which I just got. Apart from being a useful handbook for a beginner, it also has a variety of patterns to try. And my new Project will simply be to sew myself through the book!
So the pencilskirt and the portrait blouse seem easy enough, and will be my new Projects.
More than that? Well, don´t expect me to give up my Trashy Diva-fix just yet! I know there is a floral Little number coming into the stores soon that just has my name on it!!!
I wanted my last post in the Jenny-Project to be something a bit different, so I choose this PinUpGirl-dress with big yellow roses. It´s rather old, at least 3 years by now, but they still have the model if you are tempted. I Think it´s really feminine and I Always get compliments when wearing it:) On top a cardigan from Indiska which is decorated with small golden Pearls. Nice but not the best quality (cheap!) would describe this brand, where I find ocassionally something vintage-inspired.
So what should I post for the next week? I still have a few dresses up my sleeve (pun not intended!) but will not do them every day. Would you like a post on my fave Internet hangouts?
So that´s a bit delayed, I admit, But last night we had a party for Jenny, my colleauge who´s going on to new challenges and with whom I have this little outfit-challenge! So I wanted to wear something festive, and ended up in this floral Trashy Diva dress in silk, which I adore. Both the dress and the silk!
The cardigan is a new one (sale!!) from Fever and it matches my dress perfectly. You may wonder about all these cardis, but it´s damn Cold here over here in Stockholm and I wouldn´t survive without them.
I felt a bit nostalgic today so I Went for my navy blue cotton dress with the white piping. It´s really a summerdress ofcourse, but works for winter with a bolerocardi on top. The dress is from the brand Pepperberry, and they make dresses for girls with boobs:))
I only own a couple dresses from Pepperberry, but they are all of superb quality and qguite good priced as well! Unfortuanetly they make “modern” clothes, so the skirts are often a little shorter than I would´ve preferred.
I couldn´t help myself – I had to show a picture of my new comb/hairjewellery that I bought this Saturday at the Sewing Festival (it was not all about sewing!). It´s really two combs and on the webpage (www.kikis.se) are a lot of tricks and pics to help you style it. I just tried it as simple as possible, but will let you know how it works in other hair-do´s.
Interesting picture of me in my purple little number:) And with my sewing machine appropriately placed on the table.
I don´t know the brand of the dress, it´s French and in a shop Downtown I bought twoferone – the other one is (surprise!) black and wrapped!
Today I went to Syfestivalen (The Sewing Festival) and it was my first time. Will not be the last…so tempting to go overboard on fabrics and haberdashery of all kinds! I bought an obscene amount of vintage buttons and 2,5 metres of a great woolblend fabric that I think will make a great shirtdress at some point. So a good day:)
And now it´s one week left of my challenge with Jenny: A new outfit every day for 30 Days…what will happen after that I wonder?
I´m sorry, but when I have to take selfies at home it will Always be in the bathroom! It´s the only Place in my apartment with enough light:)
Today I went to one of those Conferences that a professional sometimes needs to attend. In my case that means a lot of legal people and black, grey and beige. So I put on a military green dress (going to war?). It´s really darker in the picture than in real life, but it´s a reproduction vintage dress from Trashy Diva in a wool/jersey and I recently bought it at the sales. I have exactly the same dress in black as well (surprise!), but that one´s three years old and a real favourite in my wardrobe so I couldn´t help myself as I got this one for approx 300 SEK. It wouldn´t be half the quality at that price at H&M.