I've been doing a bit of dressmaking this week and made myself a new "job interview skirt" in the hopes that it will bring me some luck in finding employment. It was a lot more fun than having to prepare my CV and you know what they say "If you build it, it will come". ;)
I've also been indulging my love of vintage fashion lately and searching for beautiful images like this one (Vintage Vogue) which I find so inspiring.
I have no idea how those opera house shells on the skirt are constructed, but I imagine many many painstaking hours of hand stitching were involved. As much as I enjoy hand tailoring my own clothes, I don't think I'd ever have the patience to make something as amazing as this. *sigh*
I've always loved dresses like this and in fact, when I was a little girl I used to run around the yard wearing something similar (actually it was an old pink discarded shower curtain but in my imagination I was the belle of the ball. haha). I've always regretted that I didn't go for a meringue style wedding dress for my own big day, opting instead for a fitted fishtail style (it was 1989 - not a very stylish year - ugh!). Maybe for my next wedding......*wink*
Apart from my dressmaking projects, I'm also working on some exciting craft projects that I'll be sharing with you soon, but in the meantime remember to keep on crafting on!