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A picnic in our mate Lord Kahn's backyard is as good an excuse as any to get frocked and boozed up and while away the afternoon talking shit with good friends and great food!
The point was to take advantage of what Summer there is left, but we were nearly rained out, which about sums up our poor excuse for s Summer this year!
If it hasn't been wet, it's been howling a bloody gale, which plays havoc with my hair and allergies, so I strenuously object.

I've been a very good girl and have actually accomplished some sewing this last couple of weeks!
I managed to finish off a frock that had been lying about half made for about a year, and so glorified in it's success that I promptly made this one out of the duvet cover I opshopped last week!
(You'll see the other frock next post)
Wonders will never cease!
So I'm all fired up and am determined to make some more frockage, as I obviously need more frocks.
Stick with me, kids. We'll go far.





Frock-made by moi using an early 70's duvet cover
Mustard tights and orange whale nets-retail, somewhere
Cocktail hat and sunglasses-from my sistercousinwifey Sarah
(The gorgeous cocktail hat constantly fell off my head all afternoon until I finally stuffed into my handbag in fury. Next time I'll bloody well staple it on!)
Earrings-from darling Edie Pop
Necklace-60's, from sweetheart Tamera
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-70's tooled leather delight-opshopped for a fiver about 10 years ago
Petticoat, just seen-50's, from Ecetera Vintage

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34 comments:

nessbow.com said...

I absolutely adore the print on that dress. I'm so impressed that you made it yourself. I'm hoping to learn to sew this year, and pictures like this give me a kick up the bum to actually make it happen!

ayoung70 said...

You look just lovely in orange. I'm sorry you haven't had summer. If it makes you feel better we haven't had winter either in Southern California. Wait, that probably doesn't help...

Sue said...

The duvet frock is really lovely, wicked fabric!! Summer up here hasn't been too bad, but we are seriously overcast and dull looking outside with rain on its way, which isn't very summery!

Camelia Crinoline said...

Summer has been shite this year. I haven't even been to the beach at all. The frock looks fab. Orange really suits you. I should get back to sewing. It feels like it's ages since I made something.

Melanie said...

You wake me up to orange. Tropical, lush, swingy, magnificent. That cascading hat is a wonder - the fact that it stayed on at all shows tremendous attachment on both sides. You are an artist to have made the frock. Love it all!

freckleface said...

I loved that fabric when i first saw it but love it even more now it is a dress with luscious you in it! So glad your mojo returned. Bah to the weather! Have a lovely weekend! Xxxxxx

Sandra said...

Gah! I do not like the wind at all, causes all kinds of havoc with potential pant flashing and yes, hair issues! -your frock is fabulous, and it has sleeves! I can't resist a cheeky peeking petticoat, demure and saucy, I'm on the lookout for one (useful for gusty weather too, no flashing!) x x x

Indigo Violet said...

The dufrock is a success! I have so many duvet covers waiting to be made into dufrocks - I must stop buying them.

tanaya said...

Love the fabric! Your and Vix's sewing skills make me green with envy..You look amazing in orange, is there anything at all you don't look amazing in? x

Angels have Red Hair said...

That frock is gorgeous and fits you perfectly ... as if it was made just for you ... which it was. Is that ric rac I spy? I love ric rac.
xx

thorne garnet said...

Dang, I never find any sheets, covers, etc that could be made into anything, expect rags! Beautiful sewing on the dress, Love the rick rack!

Sheila said...

Whale nets, ha! Love that. Your little chapeau is fabulous, as is your stunning dress!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I am so jealous of your wicked sewing skills! You look brilliant.

I love the bit of petticoat peeking out the bottom.
bisous
Suzanne

Mariela said...

Congrats on getting some sewing done. I have been trying to get into the mood for sewing but I haven't had any drive to do it.

I have a vintage duvet cover that is going to be turned into a dress soon.

Krista Gassib said...

I can't believe you made that! DANG girl hot and domestic to boot! I recently scored a robe made out of one of those chenille bed spreads it's crazy good! Sorry you guys got screwed out of summer I hate when that happens. It's snowing in P town today, decking crazy!!!!
loveyouxxxooooxxxooo

Hannah Spanner said...

You have mad sewing skills please teach me! You look gorgeous, hey the weather is constantly crap here. Have a grand weekend xxx

Vix said...

Now that has seriously inspired me to crack on with some dressmaking! That duvet chic frock is divine, it fits you beautifully!!! In fact I'm drooling over every detail!
Bastard rain, wind and allergies be gone.
Love ya! xxxxxxx

Trees said...

This so called summer has been so lame! It's raining here again today - whatever. I do love your frock and so happy to hear you're getting back into sewing - I can't wait to see your next project!

The Grande Dame said...

I LOVE that dress! It fits you so perfectly. Hooray for sewing!

Anja said...

Love the contrasting electric blue cocktail hat!

Brooke F said...

No one rocks orange like you Miss Helga! The dress is fabulous (do you use a pattern? What is it?) - the style, print and colours suit you perfectly! You can have some of our weather if you like - heat waves, perspiration and no sleep! XXX

Miss Magpie said...

Only you could make such a magnificent frock out of a duvet.

daiseedeb said...

Wowzers does that dress look fab!!! Great vision to make a frock from that divine fabric! Lovin' this tangerine phase as well.
Rawkin' as usual, Miss Helga!
xo
d

Vintage Bird Girl said...

That frock is spectacularse....if you ever get sick of it I'll buy it off your back! The print is just perfect & the style looks amazing on you. Xx

Bobbi said...

Great dress and it looks smashing on you!

pastcaring said...

Oh you are really rocking orange at the moment, Madam Helga, I adore that dress! Fabulous colours and print, and it fits in ALL the right places!
You sound like you're having a typical UK summer - wind and rain... But you ARE a good girl for regaining your mojo and cracking on with some sewing.
"Talking shit with good friends and great food" - the perfect way to spend an afternoon! xxx

seƱora Allnut said...

ohhh, so fabulous orange frock, I loved that fabric print but now I also love the shape and love how you've sported it with your usual sassiness!!!, fishnets over mustard tights look amazing!
your sunnies and pretty headpiece are fabulous details!!
besos & orange!

Harrie Hattie said...

The colour of sunshine again Helga! Beautiful Xx

Bohemian said...

What a Talent you are, frocks from duvets... it turned out Fabulous... which is how you looked in this Cheerful Ensemble, even though the Hat didn't cooperate.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Forest City Fashionista said...

I'm just getting ready to write my latest post about the work of amazing seamstresses that I've stumbled on recently, and there you are, in a dress-full-of-joy that you made yourself (with rickrack trim, no less). Gah, I wish I had the skill, and the patience. Love the colours - you are a walking summer cocktail ;)

Maureen said...

It sounds like the summer we had in 2012 - rain, rain and more rain! This winter we are having rain, rain and howling gales, floods and tornados!

I feel so feckin cheated when there is no real summer!

Tamera Wolfe said...

What a fabulous frock--they style, the print..the MARVELOUSLY Divoon model!!

Catherine said...

Only you Helga could look so good in flaming orange!
Bloody head pieces always fall on me i have such thin hair!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

That material you used for your dress is so cute it makes me wanna cry! I love it!