|Originally sold by DearGoldenVintage|
So it was off to the local mercantile for two and a half yards of polyester satin. At only $7 per yard, I felt I could afford this project even if I only wore it a handful of times. Oh, I had dreams of wearing it for New Year's, but as usual, we didn't go out. So it is just now that I have finished it. I used my old stand-by skirt pattern, Hollywood 1898, eliminated the front and back seams and put in a side zip.
Gotta say, I'm happy with the results!
About the same time this project was taking hold in my head, I came upon a fantastic after-Christmas sale at Lands' End. I purchased this cotton/cashmere cardigan for a song! I couldn't believe my luck. Gold sequins! I swapped the flat shell buttons for blue shank buttons to bring out the peacock coloring.
I heard an fashion 'expert' say that you should never use those pearl shank buttons on things because they make it look 'old.' Perfect! I've really been on a peacock kick lately. I'm just finishing up a clutch purse that I bought off etsy. It's ivory silk with embroidered peacock feathers. So lux! I'll post when it's done. And I have an old black felt hat that is in need of a refurbish job. A few feathers are in order, I think, of the peacock variety. Now I'm not saying that I'll be wearing this all together in one outfit, but the mix and match possibilities here are endless!
This skirt paired with the all powerful crinoline...
...is the reason I love the 1950s!
But before I let this fancy frou-frou dress-up time go to my head, I should to get back to my chores. That truck won't modify itself afterall!