For such a long time now, I've been drooling over all of the wonderful things in the etsy shop, nudeedudee. So, one day I decided 'Ah, to heck with it!' and, after some encouraging words from The Vintage Baroness (who has had some amazing pieces made by Kim) I contacted Kim about making me one of her Georgina 1940s pinafores. And I definitely do not regret it. Working with Kim was a very positive process - she's very easy to communicate with and does her utmost to ensure that what she makes is exactly what you want. I'm going to try to coerce my family into getting me something for Christmas, I think.
Outfit details: bow - ?; blouse - Cotton On; repro pinafore skirt - nudeedudee; socks - ?; saddle shoes - Payless.
And look at the gorgeous buttons! Kim gave me the choice of these or the regular white buttons.
Neither of these photos shows the colour of the skirt properly (at least, on my computer screen) but this is definitely closer. It's not quite mint green - maybe more pistachio? I wondered, for a little while, if it was the right colour for me but I think with the darker blouse it balances out nicely.
While we're on the subject of 1940s repro, I have also been wanting some (more) high waisted trousers for a while now. But, after the last few purchases, I decided to try to save some money so I thought I would wait for them. Then I remembered that the pattern Mum made my suit from also had a pattern for trousersl. I wasn't sure if they would sit where I wanted them to but they are absolutely perfect. The following photo does not do them proper justice and you can't see the lovely waistline, unfortunately.
Outfit details: scarf - opshop; vintage sweater - North Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair; 1940s repro trousers - my mum; saddle shoes - Payless.
Andi B. Goode
P.S. I would also like to apologise for not commenting on other blogs as much as I used to. I think I'm following too many things online and may need to cut down (probably with Tumblr).