Today I had set some time aside to organise my wardrobe and repair some dresses which getting a bit threadbare... a stitch in time...
However, I overslept, rousing at one, as I opened my wardrobe a hat fell out and suddenly thought how much fun it would be to dress up just because I can. I purchased this particular hat a while back (I believe it's '30s or '40s) but haven't had the occasion to wear it, so why not today? In the house whilst tidying my cupboard and sewing my dresses!
|Felt I needed to look a bit prim in this ensemble|
- Dress late '30s peach rayon with M.O.P buttons and buckle... one of those splendid Ebay bargains at £10 P&P. It does have a tear in the bottom which I've sewn up, so I use it for everyday wear. I do like how a hat can really lift it and make it look smarter though. Never thought of trying with this frock.
- Black hat 30s or 40s? Can anyone have a look and let me know please? It was sold to me as '30s but I reckon it has a 40s look to it
- Gloves charity shop. Think they're 50s
- Shoes 30s/40s leather Neutralisers. Wee bit tight so I'm stretching them by foot and a shoe stretcher
|Close up of the hat. I love its cut out details, velvet appliques and massive bow. Tis a bit snug though, as you'll see in next pic|
The tidying went well. I put all my shoes into clear shoe boxes, which are cheap as chips and fab as you can see what's inside and it keeps the most precious slippers dust free. I organised all my skirts, trews and tops to be folded in a hanging fabric shelf. The lower drawers contain my hats. I also put my most delicate dresses in suit bags, to save them from little fabric munching beasties. This included my early 30s velvet dress which I'm working on atm, blog post coming soon!
|Ahhh a tidy wardrobe make me happy!|
Wearing at hat to do this work was a short lived fad. Within 5 minutes I looked like this...
|Note the red line across my forehead, that's how tight my hat is! the shoes stayed on as I'm stretching them. This means my feet now also have red marks on them! the things we go through for fashion!|
I also had a rummage and found these beauties which I'd forgotten all about. George Barbier Art Deco fashion prints. I love his use of colour and the frocks in them are pretty smashing too!
|On this one my curtains match her wallpaper! All I need now is that dress!|
Next thing on list... must buy some frames and get these up in the bedroom!
Hope you all had lovely Sundays