springtime plaid

Hat & belt - thrifted, scarf & gloves - vintage, dress - made by me, shoes - Urban Outfitters

Hello! It's been a while!
I know I've already talked about how much I love winter, and I do, but this time of year is always so exciting - spring is here!
I tend to get a wee bit sick of the cold by the last month of winter and find myself daydreaming of warmer weather, floaty dresses and picnics with friends. 

This year I'm determined to actually get my wardrobe sorted in advance, before the hot hot weather sets in, though I say this every year so who knows if I'll actually stick to it… That said I've made a bit of a start with this pretty dress I made - the fabric is a marvellous find from the op shop around the corner from my house that I knew what I'd do with as soon as I saw it. I used the same pattern as I did for my yellow flower dress (Simplicity 2539). I actually made it exactly to the pattern size that I have this time, which is for a 31 1/2 inch bust, despite my 34 inch bust since last time I made it a little bigger and it just ended up too roomy.. this time it is actually quite fitted (which I prefer). Just goes to show that ease is as much an issue in vintage patterns as it is in modern ones!


  1. lovely dress, I feel perfect ♥

  2. Gorgeous dress, there's something so charming about plaid and tartan :)

  3. Yes indeed it's a very charming post and outfit I agree :)

    Love from Paris,


  4. Oh my goodness, what a pretty outfit and photos!!! You're so good at styling and i love that shady back alley. Glad to see you posting again!!

  5. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Such a perfect dress, nothing like plaid and peter pan collars together! It reminds me of one of my plaid dresses that is a similar cut :D Love this location for your photos too, such a nice spot!

  6. You've done a great job with that dress - it is such a cute style and fabric and the fit looks perfect. The whole outfit comes together beautifully too.

    I'm also glad to see spring arrive! Although it is still quite chilly here, the blossoming trees are giving me hope :)

  7. Amazing dress with such well chosen accessories and a great backdrop as well. Beautiful all the way around!

  8. this dress is absolutely adorable! i love plaid!


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