Happy Thanksgiving everyone! An odd and misleading excuse for a holiday, but a nice day of family and food for sure. I like the idea of a holiday built around being thankfully and celebrating what you have, but the history of the origins leaves much to be desired. I do have a lot to be thankful for myself this year, and out shooting these photos I was thankful for the long sleeves of this new wool dress of mine, as there is a wintry chill in the air these days!
I had originally intended to make this wool buffalo plaid into a full skirt, but since it had a nice drape I decided to pick up another yard (it was just $3.97 a yard!) and make a dress instead.The plaid was a bit "fun" to work with, matching the stripes and having the yoke on the bias even though the plaid is asymmetric (being rectangles, not squares). I wanted something more 1930's than I usually make, as I am lacking in 30's clothes. With the long slightly puffed sleeves there was a frightening moment where I thought the dress would turn out very 80's instead, but I think with the decorative buttons on and worn with a hat it looks reasonably 30's or 40's! I hope... This dress marks the first time I've made a matching fabric belt for one of my dresses, and surely it wont be the last. I picked up an authentic art deco vintage belt buckle for the belt from the ever reliable etsy. I paired the dress with my ancient burgundy t-strap heels and a vintage beige wool hat.
I hope you all have a most wonderful holiday! Don't get trampled in the Black Friday shopping madness, I'll be doing my shopping in my pajamas from home. Ah the joys of the internet :)
|Dress: Made by me|
Tights: What Katie Did
Earrings: Made by me
Hat and Brooch: Vintage