|Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 2444)|
Saturday saw Day 1 of Handmade Jane's One Week, One Pattern challenge, which I've decided to take part in this year. (#OWOP). I'm planning to do a full round-up of all of my outfits, but I'd actually made some of my recent dresses with this challenge in mind, and put them aside when I'd finished them. (I know, I'm a geek.)
This fabric was something I spotted on someone's FB or twitter feed, and absolutely needed to find. I mean, it's pigs, but they're having a party! I managed to find out what make it was, and find myself a couple of metres from a new site to me, Sew Hot, who were super helpful. (I also bought two other fabrics from them at the same time, and turned all three into new 2444 dresses in readiness for this challenge!)
|Fabric: Sevenberry via Sew Hot|
|Owl Bag: LDYC|
Saturday also saw a trip to Leeds to watch the Northern Ballet's performance of Dracula, which was amazing. I saw one of their shows last year and was totally hooked, and from speaking to friends I gather all of their shows are the same - such modern and unique interpretations of classic storylines. I'd certainly recommend them if you're new to ballet.
Although slightly tainted by the fact that one of my best friends didn't bother to join us, we spent a lovely morning in Leeds wandering around some of the shops, grabbing coffee in the Corn Exchange and laughing over lunch before the show. Afterwards, the rain meant we headed straight back homewards, but the weather back at Alex's was fine enough to take some photos. With Oscar helping, of course.
|Abigail's Party boots: Irregular Choice|
My outfit for the day ended up being a bit of a mishmash of things. The cool weather meant I could continue to embrace patterned tights, as well as giving another new-to-me coat it's first outing. This Zara brocade coat was £8.50 via eBay and one of those things you're not sure whether to take a risk on or not. When it arrived I was glad I had.
I've not used my owl bag very much and thought it would go pretty well with the colours in the coat - plus I've discovered it's big enough to carry my camera and a book as well as all of the essentials. I wore my Abigail's Party boots, which I'd been saving for something special since buying them back in June. It quite amused me to wear them with a party pigs print dress!
|Leopard Tights: Primark|