Sunday, 25 March 2012

Top Two......Sorbetto versus Vintage

Two of my most recent additions to my non colourful wardrobe (tends to consist of black, grey, cream, denim) - a total colour fobe when it comes to clothes.

Here the Sorbetto top by Colette Patterns makes an appearance in slate grey poly cotton.  Again for this version, I inverted the pleat and finished with matching hand made bias binding on the armholes, neckline and hemline to create a lovely finished edge.  At £3.99 a metre this versatile little number cost me aprox £7.00 to make and a couple of hours from start to finish. 

And I couldn't resist this sparkly number (admittedly I have removed the shoulder pads!) that I picked up at Judys Vintage Fair last week for a mere £18.  I adore the detail on the sleeve and hemline - I think it will lend itself to be worn with skinnies and heels or would look elegant teamed with a pencil skirt and nipped in at the waist with a skinny belt.


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Spring is here.....

The past two days have been glorious......Spring is finally here!


Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Affordable Vintage Fair.....

After a hard week at work, Saturday saw me kicking back and taking a trip with my lovely friend Janet to Edinburgh to Judys Affordable Vintage Fair.  After attending one of Judys fairs in Newcastle a few years ago, I knew what to expect and made sure I had my camera at the ready as well as some cash in my pocket. 

Packed with some super stalls, we browsed through sequins, leather shorts (I kid not!), pretty jewels and vintage homewares - pausing for lunch on the way. 

I was so wanting to get my hair done by Miss Dixiebelle who was creating some seriously stunning styles!  Maybe a treat for another day.......*sighs*