DIY: Cropped Jacket
Cropped jacket - DIY - Butterick 7900
Camisole - Modern - Saba
Bag - Modern - Cambridge Satchel Company
Brooch - Vintage 1950s - Vintage sale
Denim - Modern from three years ago - Miss Sixty
Just a short post to present to you the cropped jacket I made last month. Based on a Butterick 7900 pattern, this jacket is made from a lightweight wool aims to keep me warm in this transitional season. While in this post I’m wearing it with a simple outfit of tank top and jeans, I definitely think this will be perfect over an LBD. I liked the end result, but I definitely struggled in making the jacket - I think I could’ve adjusted it a bit more but I’m still learning how to do this.
You might be thinking this post is pointless if you are already following me on Instagram… well, you’re wrong! I hate writing captions on Instagram and I can’t put in links, so here is a Instagram Updates post where you can click through and get a piece of vintage and vintage-inspired beauty :)
My first pair of new shoes: Sasha-Rose custom pre-order Monica oxfords in purple python. So so beautiful so precious. Sasha-Rose is one of my fave Australian designers who I first fell in love with for her 1940s inspired designs. I also cannot wait for her upcoming collection, which she has promised to show me soon enough!
This is how I would look like if I was an emo. Confession: I was an emo before. Chatting to someone I worked with 5 years ago, I was reminded of how different I was (and how I used to dress) back then. Let’s just say there was a lot of concert t-shirts, skinny jeans, and Converses. And smudged eye liners. One workmate used to say that she could tell what mood I was in depending on how smudged my liner was.
Another pair of new shoes from I Love Vintage. I don’t actually own a pair of red heels, so when I see this pair and the epic carved heels it has I know I must have it! This is an 80s vintage pair and I cannot wait to wear it out. Hopefully will find a reason soon enough! I don’t wear heels often and pride comfort over look so this baby will have to wait for its turn.
As I mentioned in my last post, since no one showed up at the vintage meetup, I have more double passes to give away. I have EIGHT double passes for eight winners and I will pick the winners the end of this week. So please enter (LIKE and COMMENT) here if you want to win!
I bought myself a fabulous 1930s velvet and rhinestones hat to match my existing 1930s velvet and rhinestones dress. When I saw this hat at Over The Top Vintage, I just knew it was meant to be. I’ve been saving this dress for colder weather, but now it has a matching hat so I must admit I’m rather giddy :)
My friend Nicole at Forgotten Muse Vintage sent me a package containing some vintage sewing patterns and a coat perfect for the autumn! I’ve been really slack with my sewing but I’m working on a dress at the moment and hopefully I’ll get to finish it soon.
Sneak-peek of upcoming outfit post looking casual in my vintage leather overall.
Is it fall already? Surely looks like it.
Dress - DIY / Handmade - 1964 Simplicty 5822 Dress
Earrings - Modern - Glebe Market
Belt - Vintage - 1950s
Bag - Vintage - 1950s - The Vintage Mistress
Last week after work, I met up with photographer Alexandra Adoncello and model Kate Leonarder to do a quick shoot with a beautiful Coco Repose dress. If you’re following me on Facebook, you would’ve seen a sneak-peek; but I’ll post some pictures when Alex finish editing them. We had so much fun shooting both in Hyde Park and QVB, and I think you’ll like the photos. Well, I hope you do.
Anyway, in between shoot I asked Alex if she can take some pictures of me in this dress. This is the dress I completed two weeks ago, using Simplicity 5822 pattern. It was a fun dress to make, and I’m gonna start another dress in the same pattern hopefully this weekend! Instead of using buttons I actually sewed in some hook-and-eyes, but I think it will probably look better with buttons. So next time!
Obviously I felt the pressure being in front of the camera while Kate the model is watching me. I’m not a model, but I do like have nice pictures taken. But who doesn’t hey? All bloggers are somewhat narcissistic anyway, or else we wouldn’t have started blogging. I’d like to remind you that I wasn’t always like this. I had difficult time in school and had my physique used as part of my bullying. It wasn’t until I met the boyfriend (almost four years ago now) that I felt comfortable in my own skin. Having someone who unconditionally loves you just makes the difference.
Last night boyfriend actually said that he sometimes misses me wearing t-shirt and jeans. As much as he likes that I dress up, he misses the simple casual girl. And he also sometimes misses my long hair. Isn’t it nice to know that someone loves you however you look? :)
Have a great weekend everyone! I will be catching up with two other bloggers tomorrow and celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend. I will keep you updated through every bloody social media, as always!
Rain, rain, go away!
A quick post to say due to the stupid severe storm in Sydney on the weekend, I had been living in the darkness for more than 48 hours. It had left me feeling depressed and without an outfit post, but I did actually finish this dress. Based on a 1964 pattern, I opted for the full skirt look. I will wear this when I get an opportunity and show you pictures. Proper ones. These were taken with my mobile.