15.12.10

Dot dot dot

Mr Kitten and I went shopping to Kärkkäinen last weekend. What I came home with all seemed to have something in common, can you spot (pun intended) the similarities? The gift wrapping paper I plan to use for making some pretty storage boxes, I've been looking for dotted paper for ages! The blue package is our new shower curtain, in case you were wondering.

Earlier this fall I had plans for making a shirtwaist dress. Well, I made the shirt, but as this is the first shirt I've made since I was in school (aged 14) and I made up the pattern myself, it didn't come out exactly as planned. I also chose a fabric that turned out to bee pretty itchy...Oh, well. Can't win em all. But I now know what I need to do differently next time. To make myself feel better I made another circle skirt instead, this time with a hidden pocket! Turned out a lot better than the shirt...


As I mentioned in my last post, I took some old clothes to be sold off at a nearby flea-market. Of course this meant more room for new items in my closet! At said flea-market I found an item I could not walk away from, even though it had lost it's shape (bad washing?) and needs a bit of work to fit me. An embroided cardigan, 50's style, most likely vintage (it has beads as buttons!). I have been searching for something like this for a while and now I've got one! Hopefully it will come out wearable after I take it in a bit, shorten it etc.

Another lovely find was this vintage dress;


Great colour and style, matching belt (pretty much) and my size! Nothing to alter!? Definitely a style I will try and copy for other dresses. It is not as long as it looks btw, camera was a bit high...And note my matching nail polish!

Hope you are all doing well, I'm going to Vasa to get braces tomorrow...No sticky candy for me for the next few years.

4 kommentarer:

Mrs Munster sa...

Braces. Gosh, I had braces for bout 19 years. Hope they have developed them bit more user friendly since.
The short sleeved blue dress is really pretty!

Kitten sa...

Mrs Munster; I'm not so sure they have :( I had braces as a kid too. This time it's estimated that I'll look like I've got railroad tracks in my mouth for 1,5 to 3 years. 19 years sounds pretty extreme, but then again, I'll be wearing some sort of braces for the rest of my life, luckily only at night after the first few years though...

Zizzi sa...

Fina klänningar, speciellt den dräkten du sytt själv! Ääälskar inslagspapper. Om du är i stockholm nån gång, borde du åka till Lagerhaus, jag tror du skulle gilla det stället, och Stockhome. Kram cissi

Kitten sa...

Zizzi; Tack! Och tack för tipset, tyvärr är det rätt sällan jag besöker Stockholm :( Men, man vet aldrig...