Monday, 24 December 2012

Vintage Christmas Kittens... KITTENS!

This year's Christmas dress. 


Vintage kittens!!! 
You can see the fabric in more detail here


The pattern is Vogue 8470, but I borrowed some regular sleeves from another pattern.


I didn't have enough fabric for the waist sash, so I just added a red ribbon, which works nicely with the pattern on the dress.





Oh! And I changed my hair! Tired of my little short fringe, I've cut myself a longer one and I'm wearing it off to one side. But in my haste to get it right yesterday, I plastered it down with too much hairspray.


You get the idea though.




  
 
 Shoes: Modcloth
Ring: Diva
Earrings: bought when I was ten years old. 


They're probably considered to be vintage now too! I wear them every year.



As well as my own Christmas dress, I made Jay a Christmas skirt. She would only have black, so I Christmas-fied it with red lining (I think she likes it).

 

It was originally going to be a dress, but the lace is very heavy and full of stretch. The dress ended up hanging down past her ankles, so I just used the skirt.


She has now conceded that she should have her own blog. Yay!


We had our family Christmas lunch yesterday at our house. It was steaming hot outside so we spent the day in the comfort of air conditioning as we stuffed ourselves.



Jay and I with my parents...


...and Jay's mother



 

 Happy Christmas to everyone, from Jay and the vintage kittens and I!

 ~*~  xx  ~*~

21 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous, and that kitten fabric is insane! I love it! And you've applied it to the perfect style of dress :D Merry christmas

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    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  2. KITTENS!!!!! It's like, surprise kittens, cos you can't see what they are from a distance. Hehee!

    Yay for making Jay a skirt too - for some reason I can't convince Jonny that I should make him a shirt. How weird is that?

    Your feast looks delicious too - we're going to gorge ourselves big time tomorrow. My fam is over in Tas or overseas so I dont see them a lot - an orphans christmas!

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    1. Aren't they cute?? Seriously, is your boy totally unaware of your sewing skills? Maybe make a shirt for Mr Boofy instead? Hehe!

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  3. The cuteness factor of your outfit is off the charts! The kitties, the earrings, the cut of your dress, it's all so fabulously pretty and sweet!

    Wishing you two and your loved ones a joyous, beautiful holiday season!
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica, I am wishing you the same!

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  4. What a wonderful dress, you look beautiful! And Jay's skirt too is lovely, the red lining really makes it.
    I love novelty fabrics but you just don't get treasures like the kitten fabric over here in the UK unless it's for quilting and then it's silly money per quarter. I also love your earrings, they are so sweet.
    xxx

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  5. Thank you so much, I was very happy to find the kittens. I often use quilting fabrics for dresses, they are perfect for structured pieces. Happy Christmas to you! :)

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  6. Adorable holiday dress and the sash-belt and cute shoes complete the outfit beautifully. Really nice. Your bowing pose is so delightful; I've got to learn how to pose that well. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Ha! Thank you, I think I look silly when I try to pose. Happy Christmas to you!

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  7. Oh, I love this dress. Can Christmas kittens be any cuter??? And yay for Jay...no I didn't actually mean for that to rhyme. LOL! But, update us when she gets her blog. I know I'll be a follower.

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    1. Aren't they too cute?? I will most certainly let you know when her blog is up and running.

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  8. You are killing me, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I have never seen anything more beautiful.
    love, love the print, the shape and those gorgeous earrings, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Merry Christmas, dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you my dear, we will probably see this dress over the next few years at Christmas! I think its my favourite one too.

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  9. kitten dres!! so cute
    merry Christmas <3

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  10. Holy awesomeness - that kitten dress is AMAZING! You are, as always, a total frickin bombshell - the shoes and ribbon belt are perfect. Jay is beautiful - love her dress/skirt... I will definitely follow her blog! Hope you had a wonderful xmas and here's to a spectacular new year! Sarah xxx

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    1. Ha! I think I might change my name now to Total Frickin Bombshell! Thanks Sarah! xx

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  11. Great post and blog. Lets follow each other. Kisses.
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  12. This dress is just too cute for words!
    Nice family pics, it's nice to have our loved ones for Christmas

    Merry Holidays to you

    Ariane xxx

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  13. Awwwwwww I love the last pic of the two of you both looking very merry and Christmasy:). I got so excited when I first saw that you were going to make a Christmas frock out of that AMAAAAAAAAAZING kitty fabric and the final product is simply spectacular! I love the ribbon belt and Jay's red skirt lining:). Can't wait to visit Jay's blog one day:) xoxo

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