Saturday 4 September 2010

Vintage interlude: Roses are red and weddings are great

My idea to blog while moving failed miserably, and since I've been dying to show you the red roses dress I made, I'm doing a vintage interlude before the last of the posts from Medieval week. =) After Visby, I went straight to Stockholm and the wedding of my dear friends Maja and Mattias.
I'm still amazed that my dress got ready in time ; )
It's a classic shirtwaist dress, with a shawl collar. Buttons down the front and has an invisible zipper in the side. This is the first time ever I've managed to made in-set arms, and it feels so great to have climbed that threshold! I'm not 100 % satisfied with them, but I have hope now =)

Wondering where the vintage part comes in? Here's the outfit-list: The buttons are from my grandmother. The seamed stockings are from Tradera/Ebay. The belt and the shoes are vintage/second hand on loan from a friend.

Most beautiful that day was of course Maja, so I couldn't resist a photo of the happy couple as well =) Taken outside the church after the ceremony.

Her dress was gorgeous! Just look at the beading and the drape! (Sorry for the poor quality, it was either no flash or a very, very white dress...)

Most of my pictures are rather serious and arranged, so I threw in this one as an example of how I look when I'm not trying to look my best for the camera =) Also, I like the dress in this picture.

It was a great wedding (but then, aren't they always?), and the day was perfect. Speeches were fun, food very good and the company the best. Me and two friends even stayed at a hotel that night, such a luxury in one's hometown! A Sunday hotel-breakfast, what a perfect ending to a lovely weekend!
Love, Erika


Andi B. Goode said...

Oh, I love your dress. It's so pretty! And I really like your shoes, too. =]
-Andi x

Camilla Kästner said...

håller helt med Andi...klänningen blev superfin och skora are to die for!

Kitten loves vintage said...

Vilken snygg klänning, eller ja, hela utstyrseln är ju hur fin som helst :) Blir sugen på att sy en liknande klänning...Hoppas flytten gått bra förresten!


Rebecca Jean said...

That dress is so sweet. You made it?! I would have thought it was vintage! I am so envious of those who make their own clothes. Kudos to you.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Unknown said...

Åh vilken vacker klänning du har sytt! Slående vacker är du och en perfekt outfit för ett bröllop*

Kajsa said...

Den klänningen har du inte berättat om! Den blev ju jättebra, och vilket sött tyg! Hela du var mycket söt, måste jag säga. Jag tyckte också att Majas klänning var mycket vacker.

Puss o kram

Erika said...

Andi, Camilla, Rebecka, Jenny: Thank you, ladies! It feels great to have finished a dress at last =)

Kitten; Tackar! Det är eg "bara" en skjortklänning med sjalkrage och dragkedja i sidan, det krångligaste var att jag eg tänkt holkärmar till, men jag gav upp efter 3-4 toilles. Så det blev insattaärmar istället! =)
Tackar, flytten i sig gick smidigt, tack vare alla snälla människor som dök upp och bar mina grejer. Nu ska jag våga borra i väggarna och samla ihop lite saker så blir det nog fint till slut =) *kramar*

Kajsa: har jag inte nämnt klänningen?! Jooo... eller? Det var ju till den här som mamma hjälpte mig göra toille när jag var i Malmö, jag hade t o m med mig det blommiga tyget ner. Nåväl, den blev sydd i varje fall! =) Kul att du tyckte om den!
Visst var Maja fin? Löshåret åkte ur snabbt efter helgen, det var visst fastsytt och det gick inge bra under kendo-hjälmen =) Men snyggt var det!
*puss o kram*

Stina said...

Gud vilken fin klänning ! Du ser verkligen bedarande ut i den !!
jättefin blogg förresten, ska börja följa den =)

Erika said...

Tackar så mycket, Stina! Vad roligt att du tycker om min blogg, ska kika in på din också =)

Patricia said...

This dress is so beautiful! You might have mentioned this elsewhere in your blog, but did you use a pattern for this dress or draft your own?

Erika said...

Patricia; Thank you so much! I drafted the pattern myself, so I'm afraid I don't have a pattern to point you to. It's a basic shirtwaist dress, with set sleeves and a shawl collar. The skirt is a 6-gored 3/4 circle skirt.