Archive for February, 2011

I am still here …

Good afternoon all!  Just a quick post to reassure you that I am still here – I’m approaching an(other) uni deadline, so I’m working hard on that/avoiding it, which means blogging and sewing have to take the back seats again.

I did pick up a cute vintage pattern for a bargain on ebay the other day:

And if you’re anything like me, you like the see the back of a pattern envelope as much as the front, so here it is:

Unfortunately, I did miss out on the pattern for this gorgeous dress with lace overskirt and cute jacket:

Even though it’s only a picture or ‘serving suggestion’, I have to admit that the colours and prints on a pattern envelopes still influence and appeal to me – I adore the teal blue on the dress and overskirt.  Even though I missed out on this pattern, I do think I could work out how to make it from other patterns I have and a little bit of experimentation.  The purse strings are a bit tight at the moment, so I’m only going for patterns if I can get them at bargain prices (the suit above was only £3.70 including postage).  Similarly, clothes are only options if they are super-cheap, which is why I missed out on this pretty vintage Ebay find:

Yes, more teal!

Anyway, I’d better get back to uni work like a good girl!


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Old Hair News

I completely forgot to blog about this as it happened when I was on a blog-break.

Some of you might have noticed something in my Birthday Masquerade pictures … No hedgehog.  In fact, it was quite bouffant in a more Marie Antoinette style, wasn’t it?  Well, that’s because I don’t have enough hair to hedgehog anymore!

After a couple of months of not being able to shake the idea, I had my hair cut into a crop:

Sorry it’s just a quick photo the Gent took – I really should get a better shot of it!

Anyway, since I had it done some very generous people started making Audrey Hepburn comments (ha, I wish I looked like her!), but it did get me watching some of her films and I’ve discovered a love for her!  Hence the current obsession with late 50s/early 60s clothing.

Maybe next time I get it cut, I’ll got a bit more BIG, like her wonderful hair in How to Steal a Million (a really fun caper – watch it if you haven’t already!):

What's that, I'm the most stylish woman in the world?

Why yes, I suppose Peter O'Toole is rather handsome.

And it doesn’t show her hair any better, but I do just love this photo:

Funny coincidence – I only saw this film for the first time the other day as it happened to be on TV, but Audrey wears a black lace mask in it.  Of course, hers is far more stylish than mine, but my masquerade mask (back in November) was black lace too … strange!

I’ll leave you with the old school trailer for the film – so different from today’s trailer style!

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