Sunday, 24 February 2013

Arguing that black is white

When I was little, my parents once said that I would argue that black was white.
Well I tried to convince them that black was indeed white, but I doubt they agreed with my logic.
In honour of that impeccable logic, I present to you my latest monochrome vintage finds.
I couldn't believe my luck when I found this apron at an op shop.
It's marked "50 % cotton, 50 % PVC, Kaleidoscope, made in England, Sally Gregory (Hesper)".
It looks like an original 1970s print of the Pied Piper.
Sheer Virtu tunic with an art deco lace print.
Vamp paisley top.
"Veronica Scott patterns for Elizabeth the dressmaking doll"
Includes patterns for a 19 inch Pedigree doll's halter-neck evening dress, housecoat, petticoat and cami-knicker.
Published by Style Patterns Ltd., 4, Gt. Portland Street, London, W. 1.
My mother had a similar dress in the 1950s, in bright coral satin.
Hers was human-size though! I wish she'd kept it.
Sadly she's no longer sround to argue with, but I bet she's enjoying the peace and quiet.
 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Blues is the truth

Indigo, denim, cornflower, azure, cobalt, midnight, periwinkle, sapphire, blue steel, teal, turquoise, true blue, I love them all.
In fact one of my nicknames is Blue (long story).
Yesterday I wore this t-shirt to the gym and a toddler pointed at me and said "Santa!"
Now I know I'm not the most svelte of gym-goers but that was just harsh.
But I still love the eagle and the lightning strike.
$5 from a funky op shop in Roxburgh.
I haven't worn this one yet as it's a little big and I need to alter it.
I love the colours though.
From a Queenstown op shop.
This shirt has a gorgeous feather print.
It's too warm to wear it yet - we've been having a mini heat wave - no complaints here!
$1.50 from the world's tiniest op-shop just out of Invercargill.
Hei-tiki inspired birthday card from last year.
A cute plastic hydrangea tray.
$4 from Queenstown op shop.
Yellow and blue flowered fabric.
$1 from Invercargill Hospice shop.
Vintage fabric - I think the flowers are black-eyed susans.
 
This weekend I almost finished sewing a dress from a 60s pattern.
I just have the hand-sewing to complete.
It's quite an achievement as it's taken me a couple of months from go to whoa.
Photos coming soon.
 
Bye-bye from Blue!