Monday, October 10, 2011

Carshow & Circle Skirt

I was so happy that the weather was nice and warm this weekend because it gave me the chance to try out my circle skirt. What better place to wear it than to the carshow that was happening in Charleston this weekend.

It was getting dark and the pictures didn't turn out very good, but I had fun. I really need to work on posing better for pictures LOL. Years from now when I look back at these first skirt pictures I am going to probably just shake my head :)

Anyway, I wore the skirt without a petticoat with just my vintage 50's full slip underneath. I wore it with my favorite sandals (which will probably get put away for the year now), the pink pearls my hubby bought me for our 5th anniversary (we just had our 7th earlier this year btw), and a modern peachy pink cardigan (which I still think looks pretty good, you have to start somewhere with a vintage wardrobe). Oh and my vintage purse which I love even though it didn't really match this outfit. I have another vintage wicker purse that would have matched better, but I wasn't breaking it out because it is white and after labor day (actually it is dirty and I didn't want to spend the time to clean it).

We went back the next day and I decided to do the whole rockabilly look as opposed to the vintage look. It goes a little better with Ratrods and my hubby prefers it (though I prefer the vintage look, so it will get the most wear).

By the time these pictures were taken we had walked to the very end of the cars and apparently my hair was done for the day LOL. Actually I rolled my hair into two huge victory rolls and one little roll in the front and my hubby thought it was too much, so without even spraying it with hairspray I just tied a bandanna around it to tone it down a bit. I am surprised it held up so good without being sprayed.

So since the circle skirt is completed I am ready for my next garment to tackle which is good because A Few Threads Loose's Pauline sew-along started this weekend and I am already behind. I have the pattern, but no fabric yet and no money to buy any fabric yet (I had figured we would start with a muslin, but it doesn't), so I will probably really get started this weekend. It will be good to get some nice vintage styled lingerie, considering that my 50's slip doesn't fit (It is super cute, but too big). Once I get a little more comfortable with sewing lingerie I want to alter my slip to fit.

Anyway, that is all for now. (I need to figure out a better way to end these posts. hmmm)


  1. Love the fabric you used for your circle skirt! I have a pencil skirt in the same print!

  2. Beautiful circle skirt - well done.

  3. The skirts looks great, but I REALLY love the SHOES! Yellow shoes go with everything.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife