Red shoes, No knickers



August 2011



D.I.M.D.I – Tiny pink hat

(reworked pink hat, charity shop jacket, dress from singapore, bag from cyprus, vintage heels)

Back in June I mentioned that I had two more weddings coming up this year and the first one was an english country garden one.  I LOVE the idea of dressing up (Oh didn’t you realise?) and so over the past two months I have been going to bed mentally making lists in my head:

  1. What do I have that hasn’t been worn in a while.
  2. What hat/headpiece am I going to wear.
  3. Garden wedding in Kent = floral, comfortable, bright colours
  4. What can I wear that won’t be too tight around my waist and cause me to throw up.

I started my wedding outfit with my dress from Singapore which I don’t know why I don’t wear more often?

It’s really comfy, has a great neckline for me, the length is my length and there’s room to eat loads of free food.  All boxes ticked for me my friends.

Now I already own a hat that I made some years ago that would have gone perfectly with it.  Pink and green colour scheme, cute top hat.  I can’t remember the outfit I orginally wore with the hat but I bought the template and decorated it for a hat party down in Devon.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I like it and it’s been to some good parties since but I’ve done my time with her and at my mature age of 29 (:)) I wanted something sleaker, less hen party in Bristol, and not as fussy.

I headed to Berewick street aka haberdashery/material heavan, sourced my supplies and the night before – always like to leave things to the last minute – set about making a hat from…well, another hat.  Below follows a photo montage of my process.  No explaination will be given you simply need to look and learn and if I could I would put a soundtrack over the top of them.  This.

Good tune eh?  Hope you had it on full blast!

Easy peasy my friend and I had loads of comliments on my hat.  Wedding clothes were all things I worked from my wardrobe and the cost of my hat rework (material, ribbon, glue)  was about a tenner.  (Michael) WINNER!!!!!!

Anyone else checking what  ‘oldies’ they own in the back of their wardrobe and wowing everyone with their fabulous outfits? Tell all my Shoelets….

Posted in Did It Myself, Didn't I, Outfit city, Rise to the occasion

1 Comment

  1. Tim

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