Monday, August 8, 2016

Gingham Girl









Though this fabric really leans blue in these photos, the print is actually soft grey and black gingham with little white and yellow daisys! I always promise myself I won't make dresses out of quilting cotton, as I don't really like the weight/texture and feel it doesn't stand up well to washing, but...here is a new dress made of quilting cotton! I just wish Joanns would carry some of their adorable quilting cotton prints in more apparel friendly fabrics like sateens or something! My mom chose the fabric actually, and I really love the resulting dress in the end. It feels so ridiculously 50s :)

I paired the dress with black accessories for its first wearing, including my new Malco Modes black petticoat. I think this dress will look really fresh in spring with all white accessories, and would look fun with yellow or red too. I love dresses that can be styled many different ways, I mean who doesn't really? The hat I have on here is one of my favorites, though really that isn't saying much as I just really adore most hats. I bought it back in 2013 for a steal and I actually picked up the necklace and earring set I'm wearing at the same general time. You can't go wrong investing in basic items like a black thermoset necklace and a floral cage hat, they will always be go-tos in a vintage wardrobe!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Dress: Made by me
Petticoat: Samantha by Malco Modes
Shoes: Modcloth
Gloves, Belt, Jewelry, Purse, & Hat: Vintage

14 comments:

  1. So I can make clothes out of quilting cotton? I know it sounds stupid to ask but I am still learning...I love that print! I love the dress!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! You most certainly can! You can make clothes out of any fabric really, it's just that I usually prefer apparel cottons.

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  2. You definitely can't go wrong with either the floral cage hat or the daisy gingham! Oh, this is such a lovely look ~ I adore florals and gingham, and really, I can't resist a pretty quilting cotton, even if they don't always wear the best. They just get so many more pretty vintage style prints than regular dress fabrics seem too! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thanks Bonita! I hear you about the fabrics, why can't they make all those cute prints in apparel cottons! Drives me crazy ;)

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  3. Agreed - it's "ridiculously fifties" through and through, and so very chic + beautiful thanks to such. Beautiful outfit from head to toe, my sweet friend. Your floral had is marvelous!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! It was one of the first vintage hats I ever bought and is such a favorite of mine :)

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  4. That hat is beautiful, I bet it wouldn't be that hard to make something similar (a plan is hatched!). You look gorgeous in gingham x

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  5. Charming, classic outfit! That hat is lovely and is perfectly paired with your hair! :-)

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  6. Your mum made a good choice! Lovely fabric and it makes a very pretty dress.

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    1. I thought the fabric too plain at first but I am glad I trusted her as I love the resulting dress! :)

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