Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pretty in Paisley

As you know - I love 1960s and 1970s vintage. The colours and the designs are so fun and bright and bold. I'm not one for modern minimalism.

Recently I found that a local vintage store Unearthed sells a lot of beautiful vintage fabrics and patterns and I've bought a few metres of fabric from them. The fabric they sell is a little more pricey than what I am usually prepared to pay for vintage fabric. However, the store is beautifully curated and I love looking at all the vintage goodies. Plus I like to shop locally, because if you buy everything from the internet because its  cheaper, pretty soon there won't be anywhere to buy anything!

Recently I bought some lovely purple and blue paisley fabric from Unearthed and decided I wanted to make a dress from it. I didn't want to risk any mistakes, so I stuck with a tried and true pattern for the dress.
 It's a pretty simple frock - but the fabric kind of speaks for itself, you kind of don't want to use any complicated pattern when there is THIS MUCH happening with the fabric.
I had my hair cut yesterday - it looks so "under control" in these pictures. But I'll wash it, then it will be all big and crazy again.
I hope you are all having a great weekend! It's been mighty cold in Wellington - just a reminder that winter had a long way to go yet.

10 comments:

Meghan Edge said...

I LOVE that fabric, and I think sticking to a simple shape was perfect because that fabric is just so gorgeous it needs all the attention. ;-)

Also, I love the patch on your cardi. Did you do that?

thecuriouskiwi said...

The fabric is gorgeous, very you. I find Unearthed a bit expensive too but I love going there, so many great things to find 😊

Indigo Violet said...

What a gorgeous fabric. I must visit that shop! Not that I need to, my stash is getting too big for its cupboard.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

That fabric is spectacular. Love love this frock on you. Xx

Louise said...

I love the fabric! It makes such a pretty dress! The patch on the cardigan is also really cute. Did it come with the cardi or did you add it yourself? xx

JuanitaTortilla said...

It's still cold where we are, too :(
I like what you did with the fabric, and how true that the busier the print, the simpler the outfit should be!

acharmofmagpies said...

It's sooooo beautiful. I loves it!

alicia said...

i love everything that's going on in these pics! <3

Vix said...

That fabric is fabulous - I love it! x

pastcaring said...

Gorgeous print, what wonderful fabric! xxx