Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage Fair Time

While I didn't make it to the regency ball, I did get to go to the Brisbane Vintage Fashion Fair. There were only three of us there, but we did have a wonderful time. We shopped and shopped and shopped and then when our purses were empty, and our feet sore, we headed down to the local french cafe for lunch and cakes (as you do on a vintage day out). I scored some wonderful pieces - a couple of 40s hats that I will have to make matching outfits for, a 50s sunhat that went rather well with my dress for the day. I also managed to snag a few full and half slips (2 for $7) as well as a gorgeous 1960s bag and a few other bits and pieces. It was a very successful shopping trip, and I am looking forward to using my new bits and pieces.

As for my outfit, I wore my new 1950s style halter dress. It was made out of 3 metres of border print cherry and strawberry fabric that I bought when I was in Japan in 2010. It has been sitting in my wardrobe taunting me to be made into something and I finally caved. It took a bit of creative cutting to make use of the border for the skirt, but I am very pleased with how it worked out. The most annoying thing though is that it is a tad tight. I made three dresses at exactly the same time, exactly the same pattern, this one is too small, one is too big and the other is perfect. Very frustrating. At any rate, I love it and look forward to wearing it again. My wonderful cousin got a few photos of me, so I am able to share with you all (the only time I managed to take photos was when I finally sat down to rest my feet and eat - I really must remember next time to take more photos, even if my camera is really crappy).



  1. It was a great day, wasn't it! I always enjoy the atmosphere of that particular fair.

    I love the big Summer hat you bought, and of course was in love with the fabric and cut of your super-cute dress.

  2. Aw thanks. I was just so happy to be finally using my fabric!