I'd thought I would revisit two of my staple me-made items this week! The blouse is the very first garment I made as part of the Sew Weekly challenge! Actually, come to think of it--another iteration of this blouse was also the very first sewing garment I ever made! The skirt is from a 1940 McCall pattern and I absolutely love the lines.
I paired the outfit with Ness's Bag of the Week: the Andrea bag (on sale this week). This handbag is definitely 1940's inspired and also comes in a tartan of Autumn colours called 'Russet'. I just love the size and the classic look of the handbag. Of course, the red strap is such a nice touch! Last month I picked up several belts from an estate sale when I met up with Solanah from Vixen Vintage and this red one is one of my favourites and matches the handbag strap perfectly!
This pagoda was set up as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and it's still at the Fringe headquarters, called The Hub. Visitors to The Hub during the Festival were given their own wishing ribbon to hang from the Pagoda, which was designed by Edinburgh artist, Rachel George. Also during the festival an exhibition of work by local school pupils inspired by eastern art and traditions accompanied the pagoda.
I just love how all the ribbons float in the wind. I hope all the wishes have come true!
The Hub also happens to be right across from the main Ness store on the Royal Mile! I went in to see the new Henriette shoes in person. ack. Love them!!! I'm definitely saving up for a pair of the teal ones!
Blouse: Made by me from a 1943 pattern
Skirt: Made by me from a 1940 pattern
Shoes: Ration Fashions on Etsy