Thursday, 26 July 2012
An exeptional lady in the making
I'm still on vacation, but at least I have a better Internet now. I'm still not spending much time in front of the computer, so more regular posts won't appear until I start working again. The picture was taken yesterday when J and I decided to play tourists in our own home town. We walked around in Old town, visited the Royal palace and went to have tea and a very cosy place called "Vetekatten".
I have spent a good deal of my vacation sewing, aiming to finish some of my projects that I begun last year... This green house dress was actually the first thing I cut out when I started my wardrobe project and had almost finished it before it went in hiding. The patterns is from Decades of Style. I used a nice lightweight cotton and I was very glad for it yesterday. It was very hot and damp, but the loose fit and lovely fabric helped me to feel cool. Unfortunately we didn't get around to take a picture of the whole of me until we got home and by then I was a bit wrinkly. I plan to make a belt in the same fabric to make it look a bit more "dressed".
The glasses is one of three pair that have belonged to my grandmother and is by far the prettiest. The shape suggest 50's more than the 40's, but I will ignore that. And doesn't they have a lovely pattern on the sides?
I have something else to tell you as well, which ties with the title of this post. In August I will guest post at Rose Water . She is running a series on Exceptional Vintage Ladies, and I'm August's exceptional lady. But go there now and read the guest post from July's lady, who is Eva Dress!