Yup, that's right, I'm totally a Lady (in a red skirt...).
I actually finished this self-drafted circle skirt a few weeks back and it's quickly made itself a staple in my wardrobe. I've worn it at least once a week since I made it - pretty and functional, perfect!
And on a totally different (but red related) note, did you know Christmas is only 5 weeks away? Yay! Not that I'm counting or anything though...
ps) It was David's 30th birthday 2 weeks ago and I surprised him with a weekend away in the Hunter Valley and I made him an awesome 1Up Mushroom cake.
Note to self - don't use a crumbly cake when you need to make the cake look pretty.
Second note to self - probably not a good idea not to embark on a cake decorating career.
I took these photos at the V & A in London. They had a ball gown exhibition happening when I went (and I see they
have a costume exhibition coming! I wish I lived a little closer to London...) and while I wasn’t allowed to take
any photos in that area, they had a great little pre-exhibition set up
where photos were allowed.
The inside of the bust of a couture Christian Dior gown...
Suits by Balenciaga - including a miniature day dress, cute!
Christian Dior miniature day dress
Don't you love the miniature dresses? Couture houses made these as mock ups before they would actually make dress in full size.
I hope your weekend is going well - I have baking, cooking dinner and sewing on the agenda!
While I didn’t actually buy any vintage pretties in Europe (I was sad to leave behind a beautiful blue 50’s dress in Paris due to its teeny tiny waist!) I did take lots of photos for sewing inspiration.
The photos below are from the Puces de Saint-Ouen
(Paris’s largest and oldest flea market). It was amazing to wander the
tiny passages and walkways filled with knickknacks and treasures. I
walked away with some lovely French Marie Claire magazines from the 30’s
and 40’s. They even had a small vintage wedding gown exhibition happening. Swoon...
A gorgeous 1940s wedding dress
Stunning delicate lace shawl from the 1920s
My FAVOURITE dress of all - I have several photos of this dress, it is just beautiful...
Wedding dresses in the window...
Later in the week, vintage pretties from the V&A Gallery in London.
It's so nice to see beautiful creations up close! It's especially useful to inspect how they were constructed for help with my own sewing - though I wish I could have kept them all...