Monday, October 22, 2018

Pale Pink Orchids

Sometimes a plan takes some time to come together.

When I designed this fabric, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I love the skirt from Vogue 4203 and wanted to pair it with Vogue 8701 to see how they would work together - I suspected things would go swimmingly!

So I carefully cut out my precious self-designed fabric.

When I ordered my yardage, I mis-remembered how much fabric the skirt requires.

My mistake meant that I had enough fabric left to make a matching jacket for my dress.  Love it!

I have been meaning to make another version of Vogue 9082 for years, and this was the perfect opportunity.

I thought the outfit deserved something extra, so I made a fascinator out of a length of petersham ribbon and some Russian veiling that I had stashed away.

I really love how this outfit turned out!

And I don't promise that I am done with this skirt pattern, either.  The only question is, which bodice to try next!

Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 4203 / Vogue 8701
Jacket:  Made by me, Vogue 9082
Belt:  Made by me
Fascinator:  Made by me
Earrings:  Vintage
Shoes:  Remix "Babydoll"

[Disclosure:  My Fabric Designs provided me with a coupon code which was used to purchase this fabric, but the opinions posted here are my own.]

1 comment:

  1. Overheard muckraking, #1:

    "She's swapped out lilacs for orchids, and Russian veiling for lace."

    "But she's kept the flowers lilac, and isn't veiling just a geometric lace?"

    "There's a consistent theme with this one, stand out style with a touch of Arlene Dahl."

    "Oh ya. And that belt on backwards - she pulls out all the stops."

    "Laura Mae would put a tow hitch on a Town Car if it suited her purposes."

    "Ya, ya, ya, elegantly resourceful in all situations."

    "Mmmmm hmmm, with her photography the lens justify the scenes."

    "Electric green hedgerows were planted to stand in stark contrast."

    "She was likely on that community's HOA as a child. Probably told them it for a Girl Scout badge. She's a long-term planner I tell ya!"

    "And a schemer, even with herself. Her mind plays tricks on her, and she ends up with a new jacket. A new jacket!"

    "It doesn't matter what she steps in, she always comes out smelling like an orchid."

    "Orchids don't have a fragrance."

    "And Laura Mae has never been linked to any of the conspiracy theories regarding her luck, good fortune, or astonishing winnings."

    "What's even more curious is that neither Geraldo, nor Confidential, will follow up on the numerous anonymous tips they receive regarding all things Laura Mae."

    "She would manhandle a scandal, pivot in a modest heel, and let her calves confuse all the issues."

    "I think she just did that, see above."

    "Oh, nice thicker heel, and the vamp doesn't show the root of her toes."

    "Indeed. Now what were we talking about?"