Monday, August 7, 2017

Gingham Country










Two gingham dresses just isn't enough, so I made a third! I had originally planned to make a skirt out of this green and white fabric, but I'm glad I decided to go for a dress in the end. Inspired by some eyelet accented dress styles in one of my old Montgomery Ward catalogs, I decided to use the last scraps of the eyelet from the dress I made in spring for the sleeves of this new gingham dress. I do wish I had made the angle where the eyelet meets the gingham sharper, but such is life!

How crazy light has my hair gotten right? It's a very faded "dark warm brown" but looks very light auburn now. It's about time to dye it a different color, a brighter, fun, and less convenient for vintage-looks-but-too-bad color! I have to finish a very involved video project I have been working on first, as I need to keep a consistent hair color for that, but after that's finished I'm going dark raspberry pink! Could be fun, could be unflattering, only time will tell ;)

I'm afraid I haven't much else to say today, I hope you all had a great weekend!

Dress: Made by me
Shoes: Chelsea Crew
Belt: Target
Handbag & Jewelry: Vintage


9 comments:

  1. The eyelet fabric detail is really interesting, sort of like a built-in bolero. You do have quite the gingham dress obsession - no bad thing! Xx

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    1. Thank you! It did turn out quite bolero looking :)

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  2. I love that green, and it's perfect with the tan-brown of your accessories. Looking forward to the new hair colour! Kx

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  3. Oooh, the new hair sounds very exciting!

    Everyone's been rocking some great gingham looks this summer, and it's really made me reappraise it as a fabric/pattern.

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    1. Thanks Mim! Gingham is just so summery!

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  4. I adore this! Especially the contrasting sleeves!

    Also, your new hair color sounds amazing!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  5. This dress is super, love the fabric contrast. No such thing as too much gingham. Looking forward to seeing the hair colour.

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