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!
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!