Thursday, November 26, 2015

Buffalo Check








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
Shoes: Target
Tights: What Katie Did
Earrings: Made by me
Hat and Brooch: Vintage

14 comments:

  1. That red and black plaid is such a terrific classic, and the dress really shows it off with the bias yoke and details. A super nice design project!

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  2. Eeeepp you are winter perfection!! That dress is just so great - I'm a sucker for tartan so you've got all my love!

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    1. Thank you Nora! I am such a tartan lover too, I can't get enough of the stuff!

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  3. I'm so glad you went full ball and turned the skirt into a dress ~ I think that the skirt would have been lovely, but as a dress you really get such an appreciation for that delicious plaid! It's absolutely gorgeous Bianca, and is sooo pretty with all that snow! :D ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thanks Bonita! Plus as a dress it is nice and cozy for cold days which will come in handy :)

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  4. "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." THIS. All of this. I have issues with fully celebrating the holiday, but I do love a good reason to get dressed up and eat. Plus having a moment to think about what is good in life is always nice.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Right? I'm glad you agree! I too love getting dressed up and all the yummy food, some of the best perks of the season!

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  5. You've had your first snow then! Great job on that dress, I didn't think '80s at all when I saw it! x

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! This was the third or fourth snow sadly!

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  6. Love, oooooohhhh so love!!! Awesome call on making a dress in the end. It looks so radiantly, sweetly gorgeous on you.

    Oodles of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  7. A very lovely dress indeed and I don't see the 1980's at all! The colours look great against the snow.

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