Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Scrapbag Style

I’m very excited to have a new frock for winter made by my friend Val.

It’s made from some curtain scraps and a bit of Tweed leftover from a waistcoat she upcycled for Philip.

I made the brooch myself using  a curtain ring, some string, lace and beads.

I treated myself to some new long sleeve thermal vests from M&S to wear with it.  There’s the aubergine one I’m wearing here and an oatmeal one as well

Tights are from Gipsy Tights UK
Last years Fly London boots

The beret was a gift from an Instagram friend, she made it herself. So so talented.

The jacket and scarf were charity shop finds and go beautifully with it.

Val’s making me a tote bag with the scraps that are left.

The pinafore pattern is  Dottie Angel one available widely on the internet 

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  1. Your friend Val is very talented! I love how she combined the different prints and textures. That beret is a work of art as well. I'm not going to ask you to add it to my pile, seeing it was a gift from a friend. But you can add the jacket instead ;-) Great layering in this outfit! xxx

  2. wow loving that! gorgeous colours and from what I can see, it suits you very well. Helen #3

  3. Gorgeous! I love it, What a lot of talent your friends have! Xxx

  4. Well Val is a keeper! You do have an amazing way of putting patterns and colour together gal, am loving the look. Again. And the brooch - only you could turn a curtain ring into something so wearable.

  5. Fab dress Lynn, and I love your style of putting things together and looking so stylish - I love the plummy aubergine colours at this time of year, and Julia has taken the words right out of my mouth - only you could do something so spectacular with a curtain ring and a few bits!!

  6. Wow I love that dress!
    Tracey x

  7. Love the broach, think that is on my to do list. x

  8. Val's a genius! What a stunner of a dress. I loved those dresses on the rail in the Granny Chic book and thought of you straightaway!
    Your artist's eye for a fine fabric shines through and that brooch is adorable.

  9. Excellent combination of fabrics and the pinafore pattern is brilliant, looks great! Clever brooch idea too :-D
    Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

  10. The dress is perfect. You know how much I like scraps :) xxx

  11. I keep being drawn back to your blog as I love to see what you have been creating.
    The fabric and style of your dress is beautiful and your curtain ring brooch is ingenious.

  12. I LOVE THAT DRESS!!! Between you and Fiona-Staring at the Sea I am going to have to make myself a winter dress!!!
    Christine #17

  13. Gorgeous dress, really suits you. Funnily enough I've just bought a thin T-Shirt to go under one of my sleeveless chambray dresses as I wanted to be able to wear it for longer. Happy creative weekend, Angela x10x

  14. Wow what a great dress and I love what you have put together with it to finish off the outfit. You have some talented friends and your brooch goes so well too. Happy belated WOYWW Sarah #24

  15. I love this Lynn, your friend is so talented. xxx