Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Fabulous frocks!

I have a serious penchant for the 1950's. I seriously see myself, in the near future, wearing fifties-style dresses a good 3 - 4 days of the week.

So in that style, last weekend I finished this frock to wear to the Adelaide Cup Races. It was so much fun dressing up.... although a couple of blokes with a few drinks under their belts commented I looked a bit like royalty. They're just not used to seeing girls dressed nicely and not showing every inch of skin possible! All I can say is that young girls (18 - mid 20's) really don't have much of a clue as to how to dress nicely at the races. It's all about showing everything to the world and not leaving much to the imagination.

Anyhoo I digress. Sorry about the blurry shot - when I handed the camera over to Mr Silly Gilly, I had left it on a crazy setting! At least the bottom half of the dress and my shoes are in focus!

It's a bit hard to see in this photo but there are lovely big box pleats in the skirt and some gorgeous neckline details too.

Blue Floral 1950's Dress

9 comments:

Natalie said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the pattern, the fabric - everything! I too adore the 50's inspired fashion

ingrid said...

You look gorgeous! that dress is amazing. I have a bit of a love for dresses of that style too but have never been brave enough to make my own. Clever you!

rachelmp said...

Very cute! Love your shoes too

Annie said...

You look gorgeous, I was checking out the boobs too - a lovely picture, despite the blurryies -

Gillian said...

Great pattern! You look gorgeous.

Diana said...

It's a beautiful dress! Is it from a pattern or did you design it yourself?

jodie said...

Its perfect for you Gilly, just beautiful !

tea and cake said...

Gilly, you look stunning!
I love the pattern, fabric and, everything. Well done, you!

Donna said...

Wow - you gorgeous thing!!! Very Stepford.... and those shoes are simply fabulous!