me-made: stars & stars forever

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Straight on the heels of disavowing “cute”, I bought fabric from the children’s section of Goodwill. Containing multitudes and all that. The print reminded me of a vintage dress I’d lusted after years ago. For only $3? Yeah, I had to.

Hoping to temper the finished product’s whimsy, I added decidedly adult details – a fitted waist and plenty of darting – and to my delight, it worked! With heels and brown accessories, the outfit is more matron than ModCloth. Just the way I like it. A brown ’30s hat makes everything more sedate. This particular one, hardboiled substance with just a touch of style, always makes me feel reporterly, like I ought to be grilling dissidents in a mid-Atlantic accent.

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This is also my first me-made bolero! The aforementioned vintage star-print dress came with one, and I wanted as close an homage as possible. Lacking a pattern, I adapted one for a shawl-collar bodice. It’s a little shorter than I’d wanted, but I had barely enough fabric as it was. On the whole, I’m pleased with my ability to make do and mend. This set cost me no more than $3 and some ingenuity.

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Dress & jacket: made by me

Hat: ’30s vintage, via Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace

Belt & bag: vintage, thrifted

Shoes: gift from Kristina


Author: skye

I aspire to be a bright-eyed girl in a big city, even though I wear glasses and live in what amounts to a hole in the ground.

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