Back in mid-September or so, when fall was beginning to make its appearance, I happily started getting my fall/winter garments out. One of the ones I was most excited about wearing was my fall dress, made two years ago. I ironed it up with glee and hung it up to wear for the next day, only to try it on then and remember just how much I didn't like it. There was something about the fit/style that just never agreed with me; the fact that I made the sleeves far too big probably didn't help that at all, but in any case, I just didn't like my dress anymore. I thought of making it into a skirt, but never got around to doing so until I saw Lily's post in which she did just that with her fall dress! :) Hers was so gorgeous that it inspired me to finally remake my version!
One of the things that also inspired me to get it done was my gorgeous '50s sweater from Paper Luna Vintage. I never get tired of wearing it!
Last year I made this long-sleeved cream blouse out of some rayon-blend fabric. The sleeve pattern I used was dreadfully tight in the forearm though, so I could hardly wear the blouse as it was. I finally snipped off the sleeves and hemmed them up into short ones at the same time as I made the skirt so I could finally wear it. I actually like the silhouette better with short sleeves! It has quickly become a staple in my wardrobe what with the versatile color and style.
Naturally I had to pair it with my ever-versatile Victoria Carriage boots. :) I just love those things!!
Since I hadn't liked the gathered skirt on my fall dress, and also have a deep love for pleated '50s skirts, I decided to do just that; pleat it. What was fun was having the pleats come out the perfect size on the very first try. :D That is always fun!!!
I used a big cream-colored vintage button from my stash for the waistband.
I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever wear another hat again other than this wondrous gray beret. It has become somewhat of a landmark atop my head these days. ;)
I love brooches, but never remember to wear them! I was so excited to wear this pretty one from Emily with this outfit, and I just love how it looks! :) Thanks, Emily!!
I really like the skirt from Simplicity 1459; it had been so long since I used it that I was remembering it being fairly straight-cut, but it is in fact quite flared! It gives a really nice shape, and offers marvelous twirliness, which is downright vital. ;)
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