Monday, April 15, 2013

Just a quick update!

Hi everyone!! I just wanted to update you all.

I took off that blasted word verification from the comments. I know what a pain in the butt it can be when you just want to leave a comment so I hope this will encourage my dear readers to start leaving comments again. I do miss reading your replies!! Please come back. :)

I can now be found on Instagram! I am really enjoying having an account there and sharing pictures that may not be worthy of a whole blog post. Mostly though, I enjoy seeing and perusing other vintage lovers' photos! So if you have an Instagram follow me! I am TheLolitaHaze.

The weather is maybe starting to spring up here in this less than desirable town. As great as that is... my heart is still longing to move to Vegas. I am getting closer to saving up enough to move... so hopefully that will happen sooner than later!

I finally finished a blouse I started months ago using fabric I bought 7+ years ago. Hahaha nothing like a timely finished project. Starting to sew again has brought me a lot of self motivation and I am enjoying the creative outlet and spill over it has been giving me.

I will share with you my next project! I bought this dark navy (almost black) sheer fabric with white polka dots and red bows. I found two styles of dresses that will be perfect for the material. I know I want to add matching velvet(een) bows so both of these styles would be nice. Trying to decide between the two, I think I will go with the colored one on the left. I also like the ribbon belt it has. Now I don't have patterns for either of these dresses, so I am going to just try and draft my own. By draft, I don't mean anything fancy with fancy sewing skills... I just mean try to figure it out with what sewing "smarts" I already have. Which will mean many muslins and many months til completion!

So that is about all I have to share with you at the moment. I hope people haven't abandoned me completely. I do enjoy sharing with you all and being inspired by you!

Monday, April 1, 2013

HOTD Easter Sunday

Yesterday was lovely. I spent the evening having dinner with Perry. Since it was also Viva weekend that we were obviously not attending, we decided to watch Viva Las Vegas with Elvis and Ann Margret.

I only had time to set my hair for a couple of hours so I decided to do a loose wave set with a high arching front. I was afraid with only 2 hours my hair would fall straight, but thankfully a nice wave formed and with a little bit of hairspray my hair was set.

My outfit was a blouse I made last year from a 40s pattern and vintage fabric given to me. My slacks were my good ol pair that I made years ago from a 40s pattern. A simple outfit. Nothing fancy, but with spring trying so hard to get out from under the covers of winter, I just had to have something light and bright to wear. Being that it was just spending time with Perry, there was no need to get Easter dressed up.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!