Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mellow Yellow

I usually steer clear of yellow clothes because, as I am about as tanned as the Corpse Bride, they tend to make me look ill. I saw this yellow polka dot fabric at the op-shop a while ago but didn't buy it. When I went back the next week it was still there so it came home with me. I find it hard to resist anything that has polka dots on it.

Blouse


It was only a small piece of fabric so I decided to make a short sleeved blouse even though we are heading into winter. I adapted a vintage blouse pattern I've made before and added a few tucks to the neckline because it was too wide. Even though it's completely inappropriate for the autumn weather I'm just going to wear it with a thermal and a cardigan and hope no one asks me if I'm feeling ill.

19 comments:

  1. You look freakin' gorgeous!!I don't know,a samll amount of yellow seems to be just fine on you!!It can be an odd colour,but that's the way to wear it!!
    I hope to get to meet you at Andrea's on Saturday??!!

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  2. Thanks! Yeah I figured since it wasn't all over yellow it wouldn't be so bad.
    Definitely, I'm really looking forward to it!

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  3. It looks GREAT! I love it! And the whole outfit is smashing!!

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  4. It looks awesome, your'e so cute in it =)

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  5. It looks fantastic, love the matching shoes! I've got to pay more attention to my whole outfit like you do! x

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  6. Hey Brodie! I'm so glad I met you at Andrea's and I love your top, it doesn't make you look ill or anything like that. :) How I wish I can make sew and make pretty things like you do.

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  7. Hey Eva. Yeah it was really nice to meet you too. Thanks! You should learn to sew, it's so much fun.

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  8. Hi Brodie! Thanks so much for coming today - it was really lovely to meet you, and I hope you enjoy your dresses. I hope we can catch up again soon for a coffee or something! Good luck with uni, and I'll be in touch.

    Andrea xx

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  9. Hi - just found your blog via cat of impossible colour. I love your shoes! They are awesome. I have now added yellow heels to my list of wants :)

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  10. That outfit is gorgeous! And the top looks wonderful on you.

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  11. Thanks Andrea, it was nice to meet you too. I'm sure I will get lots of wear out of both dresses and the hat. It would be great to catch up for coffee sometime. Have a lovely time in America later this month.

    Kat-Thanks, yellow heels are great.

    Ceceli and Emma Clark-thanks.

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  12. Yeah, I know the feeling with the yellow.. I try to wear mustard yellow so that I don't look as pale... I love this outfit made! its so cute!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  13. I really really love this look! I'm making it my outfit of the week over at my blog! jejeje, dont worry, Ill have a link back to your blog. This is quite embarrassing, but is your name Camelia? or is it something else? Your profile says its Camelia, but I just wanted to make sure. If its not, I'm so sorry and please shoot me an email and I'll change it right away (thejoyoffashion [at] hotmail [dot] com). Congrats on having such a good sense of style!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks so much Marie, that's so sweet. My blogging name is Camelia so it's fine to use that in your post.

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  15. Cute outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm also a massive sucker for yellow and it also looks quite awful on me... but I keep buying yellow fabric in the hope that I'll find just the right shade that suits me...

    But that top looks lovely! Brilliant job. I love the whole outfit. You should wear pencil skirts more often. They look tremendous.

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  17. Love the outfit!
    Love the yellow!
    Love the BLOG!

    I really ought to stop making excuses re: sewing! I have a machine and patterns and fabric and everything! You're an inspiration.

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  18. Thanks FFAF. You should definitely start sewing, especially if you have everything you need. It's really fun and ever so slightly addictive.

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