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Monday, 10 August 2015

Snappy.

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Dress: Handmade (Sew Over It Betty pattern)
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Shoes: Irregular Choice // Tights: Primark
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Fabric: The Village Haberdashery

Today I'm feeling more sad than I have in a long while and it really sucks. A combination of factors, resulting in my wavering self-confidence and just basically feeling as though I wish I could hide away from it all. I've lost count of the times over the past week or so that I've been let down by people I thought I could count on and it's kind of making my heart hurt. I don't know how else to explain it.

But, over the course of the weekend I managed to fit in some sewing, making up a couple of commissions and also finally made something for myself. I have really enjoyed making things for other people - it's a crazy awesome feeling seeing someone wearing something you've made just for them. It's been a while since I sewed for myself, though, and it was quite nice to get back into it. I used the Betty dress pattern for this crocodile print fabric which my mum bought me for my birthday. 

After loving the Chatty Elephant print I'd bought from The Village Haberdashery and wearing that dress so often, I didn't think I could pass up an opportunity for a chatty crocodile dress as well, so I was very pleased to receive it! The fabric doesn't seem to be in stock anymore. 

I obviously had to wear it at the first opportunity, and paired the orange with mostly grey, finished off with a pair of green floral Irregular Choice heels. I opted for my camera bag as I kind of liked the idea of two "snappy" things. Weirdo that I am. 

I have no idea how to shift this sadness fug. It seems to be well and truly taking over.



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Camera Bag: Accessorize // Cardigan: Matalan // Corsage: H+M

12 comments:

  1. Oh Char, it's so sad to read you are feeling down. I hope you feel better soon. I don't think the weather helps either; it's so miserable at the minute. I love your dress, too, you're so clever to be able to make such gorgeous pieces xxxx

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    1. Thank you <3 I'm sure things will pick up.

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  2. ha! I love the idea of wearing two snappy things together! I like your thinking :)
    I'm sorry you're feeling sad. Perhaps spending some time with people you can count on, that make you feel happy could help? Time spend with good friends is never time wasted.
    I hope you feeling brighter soon.

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    1. Haha, I'm not sure how my brain works sometimes, but it makes funny little connections like that.

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  3. Oh my lovely, I am so sorry you are feeling so wretched. I wish there was something I could say or do. I really do think sleep deprivation has a lot to do with feelings like this. I found it really hard to sleep at camp last week and there were real days of misery so I can imagine the massive build up of sleep deprivation you have had over the past few months contributes a lot to your mental state leading to sadness.

    On the plus side, LOVING the snappy pun! Mw ha !
    Yes, I will write about the ladybird skirt soon! Was sofun!x

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    1. I think that you might be right about the lack of sleep. It's not really got any better, plus a week at camp meant very little sleep at all - maybe two or three hours per night?

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  4. Absolutely love the dress! (No surprise there then, hey?) And, we are bag twins <3
    Sorry to hear you've been feeling sad. There's nothing worse. I agree with HazelxJoy, spend time with the people you can count on. Thinking of you! xx

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    1. Aw, yay to bag twins! I was pretty sad last week because one of those who let me down was one of the people I thought I could count on the most :(

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling so low at the moment. I wish there was something I could do to help. Sending big hugs! I know how bad it feels when people let you down, especially when you need them the most, and all I can say is, they don't deserve you and it's their loss! If you ever need to vent, chat, or whatever, you're more than welcome to message me.

    As for the outfit...I adore it, and you look stunning in it! I'm always amazed by how beautiful your handmade clothes are, and I think this one is one of my faves yet. The crocodile print is amazing. I'm really loving the colour palette, too, and the use of two snappy pieces! I have the bag, too, and it's awesome. xx

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  6. Don't be sad. You have multi talent, just need to focus to something that you can count on. I see the vintage style clothes made by you are very nice.

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    1. Thank you very much, I'm sure things will pick up with time.

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