Hey Frills ‘n’ Spills readers!  I’m Clara from Clazzerati and I’m very happy to be guest posting for Maria while she’s off on her holibobs, lucky lady!

I’m a huge fan of the 1950s, especially the dresses which were made for ladies with ‘real’ figures, and even kind to the classic pear shape, which I’ve been blessed with .  I made this dress earlier this year – as soon as I saw the print of the fabric in my local sewing shop I knew it would lend itself to a cute 50s style dress.  I’m a sucker for a polka dot, can’t resist them, and seeing as they’re set to be a big trend this autumn I know I’m get quite a lot of wear from this bad boy - pairing it with some thick woolly tights when the cooler days draw in.

I’m a real bargain hunter and making your own clothes is a great way to get affordable, and one-off, clothes – this dress cost me about £8 to make! If you’re interested in making your own clothes too I recommend taking a beginners sewing course – I took one a couple of years ago and it was great. It covered all the basics and we each made a skirt in class – it was so handy having someone on hand to ask all those questions when things go wrong, which they always do!

The breakdown
Dress: handmade by me
Bag: vintage via eBay
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Belt: free with a skirt from New Look
Earrings: via a vintage fair
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Brooch and chain: vintage via my gran

Thanks for having me, Maria!


verotronik said...

i totally agree with u!
the dress is goooorgeous!!!! :D


Anonymous said...

That fabric is gorgeous, I love the brooch and chain too, I couldn't wait to see where it was from to nab one, gutted it's from your gran, I'll have to keep my eye out for one somewhere else xxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous dress, love how you've attached the brooch and chain to the belt! x

faye said...

aww i love her style and the accessories and hair styling go perfectly with the dress :)