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?