September 4, 2017

Suburban Safari











As good as a big hat like this is at providing some shield from the sun, it sure does catch a lot of wind! It kept threatening to blow right off my head, despite the hatpin and multiple bobby pins holding it on. I still love this hat, even if it was trying to escape, isn't it so fun? I found it at the local vintage/craft market earlier this summer and I was so happy to have acquired yet another huge straw hat <3

I eeked this brown cotton set out from some left over twill I had knocking about my sewing room. The skirt was quick to put together, but I took a bit longer to finally get the jacket sewn up. I was putting off having to do all the top-stitching, even though I rather like doing top-stitching, it just takes me longer to finish a project like this and I am impatient! I used up some wooden buttons from my stash too, and I'm happy with how everything came together. The waist area on this jacket pattern could be taken in a bit, and I'd like to take the time to add a stiffer interlining (perhaps even boning along the side seams) one day for a more tailored version, but it works as is for a casual summer set.

You can barely tell in any of these photos, but my hair is a darker rasin-colored purple here! Luckily the lighting and my hat pretty much concealed this as purple and safari-ish colors don't really go together. Summer is ending however, and I think I'll keep purple for a little bit. I had purple hair for several years a while back and it feels very "me" to have it back for a while. The hair color I turn to when going purple is from a brand called n'rage, and it stars out super dark (like...black) and then slowly fades to purple as you wash your hair. I much prefer to have my hair be too dark for a few days than have a dye that washes out super quickly. I'm sure you all will be seeing my new color in it's proper purple glory soon :)

I spent the weekend working on a few new dresses, only to run out of white colored rayon seam binding in the middle of a project! I was hoping to finish that particular dress this weekend, as it is rather tropical and more suited to summertime, but I'll have to wait for the seam binding to arrive now before I can finish it. I forgot how much working with a super slippery crepe fabric is a super PAIN though, everything just seems to stretch and move all over the place! No more of that sort of fabric for a while now thanks!! I'll be sewing with wool again before I know it as the season begins to switch...

Suit: Made by me
Scarf, Jewelry, Handbag, & Hat: Vintage
Shoes: Chelsea Crew, Modcloth 

12 comments:

  1. I love your safari styles. The brooch is such a cute finishing touch.

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  2. Fabulous outfit as always! This coffee brown colour really suits you.

    I know what you mean about trying to eek out the last summer piece before the weather turns cold. I will finally finish my gingham summer dress this weekend and then go straight onto a winter wool coat! Ah well, at least I'll have a new dress to wear next summer. xx

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    1. Thank you Cate! I still have 1 summery project left to finish, as the fabric is a white and green tropical print suited best to summer. I also have a rayon/linen 20's dress to make still, but I'm telling myself it's an "early fall" project...

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  3. For some reason your 'safari' outfits always make me feel happy - and this one is no exception! Kx

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  4. I always enjoy seeing your safari outfits. This is a lovely suit. I really like the top stitching detail.

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    1. Thank you! The top stitching is very satisfying to do ;) (well, as long as nothing goes wrong...)

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  5. I too love your safari looks. They're colours that don't work as well on me so I like seeing someone looking fabulous in them! Great hat, best saved for still days perhaps to avoid losing it! X

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! It often gets windy here in the early evening, so it isn't the best hat for that time, but with bobby pins anything is possible :)

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  6. This outfit is just everything, as always. I adore, adore, adore your safari looks, as they always are an inspiration for my own foray into that look that I do on occasion.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you Janey! The feeling is mutual, I always love your own safari looks as well <3

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