Wednesday, September 11, 2013

~* Cemetery Outfit *~

I'm slowly going through all my files, photos, folders and junk - I do apologize that these are all old outfits! Better late than never I suppose! So, anyway, here is a recent-ish outfit from November last year when I attended an event at our local cemetery.

In sewing class, I also converted another vintage dress into this skirt (and turned the top half into a cardigan which isn't pictured here). I love converting dresses into two items! It's my "thing". I really love the fabric of the skirt and it is soooooo comfy and flowy. The butterfly necklace was given to me for my birthday from a friend. The shirt was also a gift for my birthday and I love them both!

I wore my Velveteen hooded cardigan as it was a bit of a chilly day - but wore my normal everyday make-up...

You can see how happy I look in these photos because I had only just discovered that I was pregnant at this time! Oh how little did I know back then what an immense journey ahead I would encounter!

Today I finally organised and sorted through all my fabric, fabric scraps and clothes I want to convert into something else! I've got so much junk...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

~* Quick Update and a couple of Outfits *~

Thanks for your patience everyone! I know it has been forever since I posted to the blog - due to my pregnancy and the baby-bat's birth etc - however there are a great deal of future entries that I've been working on! Stay tuned! I just need time to complete everything and at the moment my baby-bat is not allowing me to do anything, including sleep.

In the mean time, here are a few recent-ish outfits:

I wore this ensemble to a child's second birthday party last year (before I was pregnant of course). In sewing class, I converted a vintage mourning dress into a top and skirt (since I never really wear dresses, I knew I'd get more wear out of it if it was a top and skirt).

With my cardigan on, here is the end result:

And with my cardigan off - you can see the interesting sleeves:

The fabric was sort of cheese-clothy, I can't describe it, but it was really comfortable for the hot weather. I'm also wearing my adorable choker that was handmade by a lovely lady and I purchased it at the Black Market (alternative goth market) last year!

Also, just a couple of weeks ago, I treated myself to an afternoon of delightful thrift shopping (known as opp shopping in Australia) and unearthed splendid stuff: including black eye shadow, a Buffy top, a Mad Hatter top (pictured below), a Lolita style skirt (shown below), & cute gothy shoes for the babybat! Bliss!

You can see how I look post-pregnancy here - obviously I need to lose a fair bit of weight but I haven't been able to exercise for a few months. I hardly have time to even have a shower these days! The challenges of looking after a newborn and a toddler have been a lot more difficult than I thought! Here's hoping things will improve soon so I can function as a human again.

Also, be sure to "Like" my Facebook page where I post interesting, gothy things quite regularly! And please note my new link to Bloglovin!