Monday, April 29, 2013

Petalhead



 This dress is one of the ones I bought when I was in England. It's homemade and has lots of lovely little details. It has bra holders on the shoulders. They are pieces of ribbon with snaps that fasten around your bra straps so they don't show. It also has two zips; one in the side and one at the back neck. I often forget to do the back one up because I'm not used to having two zips.


Dress: Saltaire Vintage Fair
Belt: Op shopped
Tights: K-mart
Shoes: Hunters and Collectors
Bag: Ménage a Trois Vintage
Headpiece: Op shopped
Cardigan: Op shopped



I love the bow and the bust gathers
 The vintage headpiece is one I op shopped recently for $2. It makes me feel a bit like a flower pot or something, but I like it.




30 comments:

  1. very nice! compliments;)

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  2. That head piece is a terrific find, it looks gorgeous. I love finding dresses and catsuits with those bra strap things built in. x

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, they are so useful. My bra and slip straps are always hanging out.

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  3. The dress is just perfect. I love the delicate pink flowers against the white background. You always accesorize so well too. Very jealous of your wardrobe I am!! :) xxx

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    1. It's funny white and pink and delicate flowers are usually not my sort of thing but I love it too. Thank you!

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  4. You look great! I love the detailing on the bodice.

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  5. Wow! Beautiful frock. Also the headpiece is amazing & only $2? I need to go op shopping in Christchurch!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, you should. Op shopping in Chch is pretty good.

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  6. That's such a pretty frock, 2 zips is a bit random though. X

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    1. Quite a few of my vintage patterns call for two zips. I usually just ignore it and put in one big back zip because it seems pretty pointless.

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  7. Ah I love finding dresses with those bra strap things, so handy. I wish more clothes had them. Also that headpiece is AMAZING. God, I miss Chch opshopping so much.

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    1. I know. My bra and slip straps are always showing. Even though I want to leave Chch really badly, I will miss the op shops so much when I go.

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  8. What a gorgeous dress, such a pretty print, and I love the detail on the bosom! I always appreciate the bra strap thingies too, I think it's a sign a garment is well made.
    What an adorable headpiece! I wonder what it would look like worn to the side? Though I very much like the Petalhead look as you have it here! xxx

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    1. Me too. I think the bust gathers and bow may be my favourite thing about the dress. I have tried it on the side and I like it like that too.

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  9. This dress is so spring sweet and the bow detail has all of us sighing! I love how you funk it up with those black lace tights. The little head piece is a unit find and doesn't it make you want to try and make one. How fun would that be!
    XXOO

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    1. It's funny because it's actually autumn here but the weather has been very spring-like, so I've been wearing my summer clothes still. It would be fun to make one. I think it would be pretty simple too. It's just fabric and netting.

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  10. bra holders? Brilliant!! I think I'm going to sew some into everything I own now!!

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    1. Yep. They are super handy. You often find them in vintage dresses.

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  11. Beautiful dress, and head flower, ahhhhh.
    You are so unique, my dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXX

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  12. You're soooooo good at finding vintage hats!! I love the pretty dress petal head, lovely fabric and a perfect fit

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    1. What can I say, they seem to find me. Thank you!

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  13. The pattern on the dress is divine, so so pretty. You always look gorgeous in the 50's dresses.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweet.
    Love V

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