Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Pretty Pretty Petticoat

So I was at the thrift store a few days ago and as I was passing by racks and racks of things, my eyes spotted a patch of lacy glorious-ness in the sea of faded polyester. And behold, it was this wonderful petticoat! It looks rather 50's, but I think it's more likely from the late 60's or 70's. I literally gasped and clutched it close and practically ran to check out and bring it home. Because of the miracle called elastic, it fit! I am now the proud of owner of a gorgeous lace petticoat.

 Fresh raspberries from our garden!

It kind of makes me want to move to New Zealand and become a shepherdess and have sheep.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Bettie Page Dress to Call My Own

Well hello!

I recently had a post about visiting a Bettie Page store, and guess what? I bought a dress! I have been looking at this baby longingly ever since I first saw her. I had some extra cash, so I went for it!

I completely adore it! I actually sized down because they were out of my normal size (which would be an XL) but the L worked just fine for me! It's so very ladylike and sultry at the same time.

Best for last, the back view!

Let me catch you up to on my life a little now! I am working on a jumper dress right now. It's (the now discontinued) Simplicity 3673. I am making up the full skirt version in a black velveteen. Right now I have everything cut out, and the bodice and bodice lining sewn together. It a rather simple pattern, so I don't know why I am kind of dragging my feet about it!

And in more "real" life (lol) I am trying to make a very big decision. I will be attending OSU this year, and since I live so close to campus, I could live at home. So my debate is either live at home and buy a car, or live on campus. Most people I have asked told me to live on campus...but having my very own car would be totally awesome. I had a truck, but the engine went bad. I am gonna sleep on it tonight, and hopefully I will have clarity come morning.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely day!
Til nest time :)

Dress ~ Bettie Page
Shoes ~ Kohl's