Last year I bought some gorgeous check fabric at Spotlight, reduced to $3/m. I bought quite a lot and last year I made this dress. It's tricky to sew with because the fabric doesn't sit straight - it warps all over the place, but it falls beautifully and feels lovely to wear.
I had heaps of fabric left over so I recently made a skirt. I decided to use up ALL the fabric, which meant it was a really full skirt, but also quite long. I didn't use a pattern - the waistband and the skirt are both just rectangles.
I'm still not sold on the length - I'll probably shorten it eventually, but I've worn it several times at this length. The skirt is roughly pleated into the waistband.
I bought this top at the Zonta pre-loved clothing sale recently. I loved the colour but it was shapeless and un-flattering. I took the sides in before the following picture was taken, and afterwards I sewed some vintage lace around the collar for a bit more pretty.
So my very thrifty outfit went a little something like this.
Top - $10 at Zonta pre-loved clothing sale
Skirt - Made by me for about $6
Cardi - hand me down from my sister Alicia
Brooch - gift from my sister Charlotte
Shoes - faves from I Love Billy, which are knocking at deaths door but I refuse to turn off life support just yet
My friend Sam, who has the most awesome taste in clothing, has recently started a blog and done a Bernie Dexter dress post here!