Scarf- Vintage, thrifted
Bicycle Race Romper- Made by me
Bracelets: Black- Vintage, thrifted, Floral- World Market
Shoes- Swedish Hasbeens
Lipstick- "Underage Red" by Kat Von D (love!)
Lately I have had no motivation for just about anything. I got a really nasty sunburn last weekend, and felt drained from that, then have had an on-again-off-again toothache for the last three days, I'm tired, stressed, a little cranky and just have not wanted to do anything (and I finally lost my voice tonight, which is incredibly annoying!). Especially in the creativity department. I've had a million ideas, a ton of projects piling up, but never got around to them. So Friday night I decided that I needed to just start something, take it slow, and just get it done. I've had this denim in my stash for a few weeks with the intention of making a 40's style playsuit/romper (or "zippy pantdress" as I like to call it). So I figured now was as good a time as any to finally get it done!
I normally shy away from rompers and play suits. They tend to be very unflattering on my figure, so I've avoided them while dreaming from afar. Recently I re-discovered this variation on a dress I've already made. I also recently bought a vintage 60's pattern with a pair of shorts. So I combined the two! I shortened the shorts considerably to give it more of a 40's vibe. I intended to use red buttons on the straps, but when my zipper fell through (I didn't have one that worked for this) and I decided to do a button placket instead, I switched to the white ones. I did have some weird fit issues with this, but they were fairly easy to fix and in the end it took about 5 hours from cutting to snipping all the threads (spanned out over two days.)! I was a little unsure about whether I liked the way it fit me, but I have decided that I love it too much to really care. It's comfy and cute, and will be absolutely perfect for this summer. And a little jaunt on my newly revamped bike. Her name is Marta. Basically.
Worst photo ever, yet oddly my favourite.