Monday, July 29, 2013

Auckland Dress

A couple of weekends ago I was in Auckland for my birthday (more details on that soon) and because it was my birthday, Rich and my friends Conor and Sue basically let me do whatever I wanted whilst dragging them along. One such thing was visiting the most ramshackle op shop which was located in an upstairs store on K Road.

Now K Road does have a lot of super awesome op shops - this was NOT one of those shops, it was basically a whole bunch of 80's wedding dresses and associated crap in one place. But amongst the general crap I found some blue knit fabric for $5, I couldn't resist it. I also found some epic fish shaped plates, but Rich called veto on that one. You can't get everything you want - even on your birthday!

I decided to sew the fabric up into a simple tunic style dress based on the dress design from my Sew La Tea Do sewing book.
I'm not 100% sold on this dress - but it may grow on me over time. It's not bad for a frock made in a couple of hours.
Here's me walking to my very glamorous photoshoot - aka the car park in our apartment block. You can see the scaffolding on the right, which relates to our never-ending building work!
 I thought I should share a close up of this necklace for all of the My Little Pony fans out there (you know who you are!). It's more than a little adorable - I picked it up at Armageddon this year.

Hope you all had a great Monday xoxox

16 comments:

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I love the dress Trees, the colour really suits you and I love the tights and beautiful necklace. I love K Rd! xx

Meghan Edge said...

I love it and I think the color is gorgeous on you! Especially with those yellow tights!! :-)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I love this dress on you too....the colour looks so pretty & I really like the simple style. I was hoping you got to K Road. I'm DYING to go there again, not long now! Xx

Vix said...

That dress is fabulous, you really are a rocking sewist! The colour is gorgeous & I love the My Little Pony pendant. xxx

Helga! said...

Fantastic shade of blue and a splendidly versatile frock! I reckon you'll wear it more than you think...!
Bummer about the "epic fish plates"! Wish you got a pic! XXX

pastcaring said...

The frock is great, Trees, the colour is amazing on you. And it only took you a couple of hours? You are clever! xxxx

thecuriouskiwi said...

I like your new dress that colour is amazing on you! And high five for MLP! ;)

alicia said...

no op shop can be as brutal as the whitehall salvation army! although i regret not buying that python print, marabou trimmed thong lingerie every day of my life!

i love the fluttershy necklace!!!

<3 <3 <3

Louise said...

That's such a cute dress! I can't believe you whipped that up in a couple of hours! It looks like a perfect winter dress. And also, the necklace is awesome! x

Johanna said...

Very nice and I always appreciate a good op shop find! :)

two squirrels said...

It's such a great colour on you sweet......my little pony....yay.
What a wonderful trip to the big city.
Love V

CityScape Skybaby said...

It's a great dress Trees, I love the colour and it looks like one you can wear loads and dress up lots of different ways. You always have the cutest jewellery ever too. xx

Camelia Crinoline said...

The dress looks great. I love the colour. Don't you love those op shops/vintage shops that are filled with ugly 80's stuff?

flossieft said...

i love this blue! the dress looks great... hopefully it helps you get your sew-jo back.

Thera Joyce said...

I really love this outfit! So adorable!

Thanks for the super sweet comment on my blog. :)

acharmofmagpies said...

Beautiful colour dress and oh my the MLP necklace is squee worthy!!!