|where is the spring green?|
Lots of photos today because I am so excited about how my hair turned out! I have never, not even once, gotten my hair to cooperate into bumper bangs with victory rolls like this! Victory indeed! Hopefully this means I will be able to do it again, I have been dreaming of wearing my hair in this style for years!
Anyways, enough about my hair. I made this blouse recently (another of my kimono sleeved adventures) with fabric from the new fabric line designed by Gertie Hirsch of Gertie's Blog for Better Sewing! I was so excited when I heard she would be designing a range of retro inspired fabrics for Fabric Traditions and Joanns. It can be so hard to find great prints in an apparel weight cotton, as most pretty prints are done on quilting cotton which can be quite heavy and stiff for some projects. This lovely rose print swiss-dot voile was great to work with and even more comfortable to wear. Head out and stock up on some of these fabrics while you can!
The skirt is also a recent sewing project, I wanted an army green cotton pencil skirt for this upcoming summer (for some more safari-ish outfits). I also made a matching vest, so I hope to show you the two together soon. I actually made these 50's style earrings a long time ago using the technique I explain at the end of this post. I would like to make some more earrings in this style in different colors to wear this summer. I had long thought I'd lost this parasol in my many moves throughout college, but it turns out it was at my parents house all that time in my childhood closet. My dad bought it for me at the Colorado Renaissance Fair, and after all what says Renaissance more than an Chinese parasol? In any case I am glad to have it back after having thought it lost! It worked quite well today providing me shade during our short turn about the Chatfield Botanic Gardens. I can't wait for the leaves to return to the trees and flowers to bloom once more, come on spring!
|Blouse: Made by me|
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Nine West
Earrings: Made by me
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Bracelet: Vintage (Etsy)
Parasol: Local Renaissance Fair