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In an attempt to declutter my wardrobe I managed to find 9 items (yep, only 9) that I cared to part with. Three of these items I had
big little plans for. The first item was a shirt that I transformed into some cool pants. The second item was a simple, summery skirt that I’d had for over 15 years. Bought from Mambo, anyone remember Mambo? There was a shop in London Covent Garden, but it closed down many years ago. It was well known for it’s beachwear and bright, bold prints.
Utilizing the fabric from the skirt I made a delightful A-line dress for Scout. The pattern was New Look 6578. I would have made the head scarf too, but what 2 year old is going to keep that on for more than 10 minutes?
I’m particularly pleased with the buttons. I love how the pink compliments the lime green. It makes the decision of what colour shoes to wear a lot easier.
Erm! Scout insisted on wearing her red shoes, pink would have been my obvious choice, but sometimes you’ve just got to let them call the shots.
The A-line is one of my favourite shapes for a dress, I appreciate the simple, symmetrical silhouette. It suits almost all body types and its not only comfortable, but also flattering, classic and also modern. I will certainly be making more A-line dresses in the future.
The third item (I haven’t forgotten), was a gold skirt that I made into a dress for Scout, but more about that in a future post 🙂