Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Self-Stitched-September: Days 10, 11 & 12

Since I arrived back in UK a few weeks ago, I feel I've spent most of my time since on trains heading here there and everywhere for various engagements and obligations. SSS Days 10 - 12 were no exception and once again I took to the tracks to head to the Middle of Nowhere, Suffolk, for a good friends wedding.

Day 10:
The new trousers which debuted on Day 9 are seeing more action here. Their nautical overtones accentuated by being paired with my stripey T-shirt, anchor necklace, my two-week-old anchor tattoo (which actually brings hints of nautical to every outfit from here on out!) and nautical pants. This was a really comfy outfit for travelling, so pleased I got round to making trousers sooner rather than later during this self-stitched month.

Day 11:

The day of the wedding itself (AKA Day 11) was a fantastic day, made all the more fun by staying with a heap of close friends in the same guest house which facilitated girly gettings-ready. I do love an excuse to get glammed up. When I first realised the wedding would coincide with SSS, my initial thoughts went towards my coral wiggle dress which I wore to my cousin's wedding during Me-Made-May. But having already worn it to two weddings now, I wanted to wear something else. I was sure if my Rockabilly dress was wedding-appropriate, but the bride said it was cool, so that's what I decided to rock (with self-stitched leopard coat and pants, of course). Because the top of the dress was made from remnants of my leopard coat fabric, when I wear the two together there's a bizarre lack of contrast (see above) and I'm basically smothered in a sea of leopard print. But with my dark hair and a whole lot of makeup, you can more or less make out my head!

Much, much later:

Day 12:

Day 12 was a day for hangovers, train delays and evidently rubbish photography. Difficult to make out, but I'm basically wearing the same outfit as Day 9 (though different pants, promise). That's Mumma E there draining sweetcorn, say hi!

9 comments:

Heather said...

Nice tattoo! I have an anchor tattoo myself, although it's actually a replica of my Dad's tattoo with a halo and angel wings around it as a memorial to him. :) I love the details in yours! Convenient to get a tattoo that matches your wardrobe style so well! ;)

And I want your trousers. (Which, being from North America, I originally typed "pants", but that's creepy considering what you call pants. :D)

chrrristine said...

love the tattoo!

Carolyn said...

That leopard print coat is awesome...

Minnado said...

The trousers are looking great. I like the tattoo. In fact maybe I just should type Like It All, even your mum's wallpaper which gives me a wave of childhood nostalgia. x

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

I love the double dose of leopard print - very glamorous. Also, if there was some sort of safari stampede, you would definitely come off best!

The Long & Winding Bobbin said...

Love the Leopard dress! I want that pants pattern!!!
I'm in the anchor tattoo club too. Decided to get one when I was in Thailand. Yours is lovely :-)

Reneebies said...

Those pants ARE fabulous.

Tasia said...

Great tattoo! So appropriate for your love of all things nautical :)

fancypants said...

I love your anchor! I have a sailor girl who has an anchor on her shoulder- it's a tribute to my sailor husband.

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