Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Package...

I'm going to start out by letting you all know how grey and horrible its been here - lucky for me though I'm on holiday for a wee while and as a result got to stay indoors with my sewing machine and Madeline.

This morning though I got a very fun package in the mail filled with vintage goodies :)  One of the most exciting things I got was this beautiful turquoise pussy bow shirt - I absolutely adore it!

It worked so well with the little pencil skirt I made earlier this week that I simply had to take a photo and share it with all of you.  There were so many amazing things in the package that you'll all just have to wait until I wear them - including a very cool 60's coat that will have to make its debut in Autumn (How sad..)

I have also, as I mentioned, been sewing all day.  In my arrogant state I thought making a fitted top would be easy without a pattern, lo and behold its not that simple!!  However I am making good progress (in fact, its nearly nearly finished!!) and here is a little sneak peak...


I have been documenting its progress (although I kept forgetting towards the end) and will fill you in in due course.

On a happy note, here are some flowers from David's dads garden - they smell yummy and look quite quaint in the old milk bottle.

XX 
Jen

9 comments:

  1. How exciting! Where was the package from? Or is it a secret? Anyway, I really do love that blouse, the colour is lovely.

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  2. That colour is gorgeous on you, what a great match with the skirt!

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  3. thanks for dropping by my blog! i love that skirt, you're so talented to have made it yourself! i wish i could sew, i suck at it.

    those flowers are gorgeous too :)

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  4. beautiful blouse! I agree with Skye I would like to know where you got a vintage-goodies package from too! ;)

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  5. The blouse looks so wonderful! And good luck with your own creation - I hope it isnt too much of a bother for you!

    The flowers are absolutely beautiful also, I can almost smell them through the computer screen :)

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  6. Lovely! The skirt is a really nice colour, goes nicely with the top :)

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  7. The blouse looks great with your skirt! Well done on the skirt sewing, check your tension on the hemming stich though, you should be able to get a looser sew than for seams to reduce pull.

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  8. The color is fantastic on you... and you're looking incredibly vintage! Love it!

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  9. I love the bow shirt. Fantastic!

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Jen