Yesterday I went to a vintage sewing meet-up at Lillgull’s from Onedreamycloset. It was only me and Betty from Kalops och champagne who were able to attend, but it was really nice. As none of us had met outside the Net before we spent more time talking and getting to know each other than actually sewing, but it was fun and I’m sure we will do it again.
I also thought it was a good opportunity to wear my new dress. For once neither home-made nor a repro, but something vintage. It isn’t that easy to find vintage clothes that fit’s me, but a while ago Va-Voom Vintage talked about Vintage Curve, an Etsy shop that specialize in larger sizes and I found this one:
It’s not a 40’s dress, but a 50’s, but it’s a quite classic wriggle dress and I think it work anyway. The seller think it’s a rayon/wool blend and that seems likely- it’s certainly a fabric that breaths and it’s also quite warm. And it fits me perfectly- no need for changes at all! I like wriggle dresses but I often feel that the skirt gets too snug and I’m a bit sensitive over my tummy, but this one fits well without being too tight and I felt very elegant in it.
Of course, you get a lot more chic of you add a cat- here it is Mats who help out my outfit.
A dog too for added oomph!
The stockings are wool stockings from Levante that I buy at Calezza. They are a bit pricey, but they are warm and comfy and lasts a lot longer than nylons. I don’t like pantyhose, so these stockings paired with pantalettes in wool or knitted silk, is a very good option in the winter.
I like the asymmetrical neckline- the brooch is a permanent detail.
The shoes are in black suede and not really vintage, they are from 1989. But they are dead ringers for these shoes from 1949.
Everything comes back in fashion, sooner or later.
(Picture sources: http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagecurve