Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Every dog has it's day

What do they say; if you haven't worn an item of clothing for a year you should get rid of it?

Well dear reader, I have had this dress for getting on for 30 years and I've never worn it.
I got it from a jumble sale to wear to a 60s themed party, but then found a leather pinafore dress with a zip up the front which I liked better, so I didn't use it.  It's been languishing on a shelf in my wardrobe ever since (although not the same wardrobe due to house moves).
I'm not a great fan of orange on me and it's not really practical with it being lace but I just had to keep it.

I loved the orange cuff that I made so much, I decided to make another one for myself and wear it with this dress.  This time I covered the shirt cuff with orange organza overlaid with some black lace which already had sequins and beads on, and then added a couple of flowers.

The dress is a bit big for me so I can wear a black top underneath with a black slip, and pull the waist in with a belt

I've been out in it tonight, but over jeans because it's a bit chilly round here, and I had someone compliment me on my outfit and someone else on the cuff so I think it was worth hanging on to all this time, don't you?


  1. Hey LBM, fancy holding on to it for 30years.......don't think I could've thrown it away either!!
    Looks great with black and boots and cinched in at the waist, but I really think we need to see all of you!!

    Cuff looks fab too, the combination of colours is great. Nice to be complimented on it too.......

    Claire :}

  2. Nice! I guess there is hope for my wardrobe after all. ;)

  3. WOW, I love your outfit and it looks SO good on you. I love what you are doing with your clothes makeovers. Keep them coming!! :)
    Anne xx

  4. It's gorgeous on you, send it my way if you ever get fed up with it, I love it! x

  5. I think it's a fabulous dress! And i think you looked fabulous in it too! 'Specially with that gorgeous cuff you've made :o)

    Have a great weekend my lovely.
    Hope it's not too windy and cold where you are :o)

    Take care,
    Love Donna xx

  6. That looks a great outfit. Well done on keeping it for 30 got a great figure as well to show it off!

  7. wow I love love love that dress it looks amazing - did you get the cuffs from a tutorial?

  8. Hi meeshathecat, no I just made the cuffs up.