I know it’s not even Halloween yet but I’m already thinking about what to wear for Christmas xD
A few days ago I found this golden Satin-y fabric in my stash which didn’t look cheap at all. It’s not the polyester kind which is often used for cheap Halloween costumes. I think it’s cotton? In German it literally translates to “cotton-sateen” or “cotton-satin”. Basically, cotton which was manipulated to look shiny and then woven like satin (it’s called Atlas here.)
So I thought, why not use it for something that looks more festive. The past couple years I only wore loose fitting sweaters and a pair of sweat pants to Christmas. We’re not very formal during the holidays. This year though, I asked if we could go somewhere to eat or if we could cook something nice and big.
Yadda yadda, we’re still going to stay at home but I decided to be all nice and fancy anway.
I chose the Sencha blouse from Colette. This is my third time makin this blouse and yet I still make the same mistakes!
If the sleeves look odd to you…well they are. I don’t have the mojo to change them right now but I eventually will.
The bow and bias tape were handsewn entirely. I mean it. I sat infront of my laptop, netflix running with Thor II, and I patiently handstitched the bias tape together with a slip stitch ( I hope that’s what it’s called in english JöJ )
The buttons don’t match, even though they’re vintage. Right now I’m on a tight budged (end of the month, eh? ) and can’t afford to buy new ones. Any ideas what would look good? I’m thinking of buttons resembling a gem stone. Maybe crystal or diamonds?
Somehow those half-darts don’t do it for my bust. I think I’ll go back and close them completely. The blouse tends to slip up and the extra fabric gathers around my bust, making it look extra large and unproportional 🙁
The skirt was also made by me. Simple pencil skirt with a kick pleat in the back. It’s made of a very thick wool, it nearly feels like fleece. Which adds an extra 10 pounds and looks very unflattering, but it’s so warm *Ö* And…aren’t we all extra chubby during winter anyways?
I also gave up to look like I can fit into my old size 8 clothes anyways. Why not enjoy my new sie 12, eh? xD At least I can squeeze my waist in to look extra hour-glassy….even though I can’t breathe! xD
The gloves are vintage and the snood was made by a dear friend 🙂
Hope you like it!
Greetings from a surprisingly warm Germany! xD