Saturday, 12 October 2013

Two Vintage Parties; Two Dresses

This Saturday I had two birthday parties to go to, both with a vintage dress up theme, which I always find a  lot of fun.

The first party was a very casual 1950's picnic.

I wore a "new" dress of mine. My Mum had bought it many years ago at the op-shop, and then I found it the other month in my grandma's mending pile. One sewn shoulder seam later, and I had a fantastic summer dress. It's Laura Ashley fabric, and is really cool; perfect for a picnic on an extremely hot day. my one thought with this dress is that it needs a circular skirt petticoat to give in a bit more shape. There is so much fabric in that skirt, and it would look great if it were standing out.

My second party was a 1920's dessert night. my dress for this party was a very interesting find from an op-shop in Newtown (for those who do not know, Newtown is the student suburb of Sydney, and is full of op-shops, strange vintage shops, and Thai restaurants) the dropped waist was perfect for a 1920's night.

It was a lot of fun deciding what I was going to wear to these parties, and I hope next time I have a vintage style party, I will be able to wear something I've made myself.

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