She made me do it !

The divinity that is Vix decided that I would do the Made-Me-March thingy.
I was a little late, but what the hell, I may as well join the party!

I thought I would start off in a very cunning fashion....
This frock I have had for absolutely ages.
It is cunning because:
a) I made it myself, but
b) I also revamped it.....
This frock began life as a skirt and a top that I opshopped years ago.
They sat around for ages, cos I love the print, and eventually I had a brainwave!
I would join them, as one!

I pretty much just cut the top as a cropped top, then cut the elastic off the waist of the skirt and sewed them together.
I think I'm pretty fecking clever.

I'm wearing my sweet little safety pants, aka bloomers, which were a gift from Vix .

In addition to that,
Belt-a garage sale
Shoes-Trade Me
Ta da!!!


Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Frock Goddess, Helga be thy name. Blouse + skirt = one frickin' fabulous frock - I adore the floral print. But ... screeeeeeeeeeeeech ... the bloomers are bloody bloomin' gorgeous. Thank you for showing off your delicious knickers!!!!!! I don't feel so alone now;)))))) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

delia hornbook said...

LOL ;-))) iTS 6.12 AM here and your blog is the first one for me to read today and i have laughed and smiled..i just love your sense of humour. Love the dress very clever idea and those bloomers wow there ace ;-)) Love the stockings and colour of the shoes have such a great style. have a great day, dee x

Vintage Vixen said...

Abnsolutely freaking brilliant! Joining a skirt with a top? That opens up a word of possibilities, I love it!
Those bloomers are heavenly and the socks and socks combo rock!
Genius! Whatever next???
Love Ya!

Kitty said...

Oh I want safety pants too now! They are hilarious!

Penny Dreadful said...

Good work Helgy! And your knockers look amazing with a belt underneath them like that, looks like something Nurse Gladys should be squishing Granvilles face into x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I'm loving the bloomers, and the sewing skills damn good idea!!

I also notice the quote on the side of your page "I love old things.Modern things are so cold.I need things that have lived." -Barbara Hulanicki

I feel this applies to us ladies of a certain age too, YAY!

Mo said...

Lovely outfit, digging the bloomers x

Rose&Bird said...

Fantastic idea! Think this is my favourite of your outfits so far x

Perdita said...

Verrry clever. I love turning things into other things, my kind of 'making'.

Alex said...

Bloomers! Why have I never considered wearing them? Probably cos I wouldn't look anywhere near as good in them as you do.

Ivy Black said...

Frocking brilliant, love. I've got a bit of a thing for your safety pants (steady!!)xxxx

VainGlorySinner said...

Twit Twooooo! I love those cute red bloomers, you should make a oversized red bow with white lace to match them, it would be very lolita! Those shiny purple shoes are so sweet! I really do love that necklace of yours and admire it in every picture! xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

You ARE fecking clever! Loving the bloomers too. My mum had a red pair with black lace back in the day and I used to love wearing them.

La Dama said...

clever biatch!
you look a Mexican scandal in those red cute bloomers.
purple heels..mmm how scrumptious.

Vintage Coconut said...

lol I love your safety pants Helga!
Your amazing skirt&blouse turned dress is fabulous!

lady sélénite said...

oh my god what a sexy outfit ! is there a lot of wind where you live ?

Mrs Cleaver said...

You are a clever little minx aren't you?It is a lovely pattern & it looks fantastic with the stockings & those awesome purple shoes.Lovin the safety pants too,very cute:)

señora Allnut said...

dear, love your dress and how you wear it with red accessories!, but my absolute love is for that eye-catching bloomers, so practical and pretty RED!, you're awesome!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Helga, what a brilliant idea! Love the print, perfectly set off by the bloomers and socks. I love your style! xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Bloody hell... how does this keep happening that I am a day late to your posts... THERE'S A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!!

They are the best safety pants ever! My lawd they are fabulous... honestly, now I want safety pants too!

That frock is FAB and you are so clever.

Also - LOVELOVELOVE the red purple combo! You look amazing, as always Lady Helga!

Sarah xxx

I am gonna keep refreshing your page every 15 minutes today to make sure I don't miss your post.... ready, go!

wardrobeexperience said...

lovely floral dress and aaamaazing porple shoes!

Janna Lynn said...

Well done!! I totally adore your safety pants! :) Hearts, janna lynn

Anonymous said...

Tell Vixen I want some red bloomers!

giddynici said...

Freakin loving the stockings and bloomers!!!! x

Ornery's Wife said...

I found your blog by searching for TADA Helga. (I've been Orneryswife forever, but I am looking to change my image. Helga the Horrible was already taken, but I am wanting to find a Viking helmet and a TADA cape to sport when I have accomplished some great feat--which is pretty often lately!)

Love your blog! When I was little in the 60's I had a pair of safety pants, we called them petti-pants, and they looked exactly like the ones you are wearing! Amazing.