I have a serious penchant for the 1950's. I seriously see myself, in the near future, wearing fifties-style dresses a good 3 - 4 days of the week.
So in that style, last weekend I finished this frock to wear to the Adelaide Cup Races. It was so much fun dressing up.... although a couple of blokes with a few drinks under their belts commented I looked a bit like royalty. They're just not used to seeing girls dressed nicely and not showing every inch of skin possible! All I can say is that young girls (18 - mid 20's) really don't have much of a clue as to how to dress nicely at the races. It's all about showing everything to the world and not leaving much to the imagination.
Anyhoo I digress. Sorry about the blurry shot - when I handed the camera over to Mr Silly Gilly, I had left it on a crazy setting! At least the bottom half of the dress and my shoes are in focus!
It's a bit hard to see in this photo but there are lovely big box pleats in the skirt and some gorgeous neckline details too.
Over a month ago we celebrated my daughter's fifth birthday. She wanted to have a hawaiian party complete with hula girl birthday cake. Initially it was a Lilo and Stitch request but I managed to ease her round to having this for her cake. A lot more basic than my usual efforts but fun all the same.
It was soooo much fun making this cake! Simply a Dolly Varden tin cake with vanilla cake layered with icing. Piped the grass on and stuck the doll on top! The little pink swirls on the left held the candles. But let me tell you, getting icing to stick on Hula girls top was tricky!! It kept wanting to slide right off but persistence was the key and the cake was happily G rated.