I love a good party, especially if it involves dressing up. I have always taken childish pleasure at changing my appearance and of course if it were possible, I’d change hairstyles and hair colours on a regular basis too. So I was delighted when a friend of mine decided to throw a 60s party. Many weeks of angsting over outfits and whether they were authentic enough and affordable ensued. Of course I ran out of time and had to resort to my own resources. I delved around in some of my Mother’s crochet patterns. It had to be crochet – not enough time for anything else. After a few modifications, this is the outcome.
It’s a little mixed in style, the neckline and the skirt don’t necessarily come from the same part of the 60s but no-one I know is an expert anyway. In case you’re wondering, the photo doesn’t quite show it -it’s a slashed neckline.
It’s a little on the revealing side being short and relatively see through but modern flesh coloured “foundation garments” do a great job of protecting a girl’s modesty.
Had to resort to kitten heels in the end as I don’t own a pair of block flats and wore a pair of off-white tights with Mary Quant daisies on them. False eyelashes were of course liberally applied.
So does this have a 60s vibe?
All that remains is to ask – what projects do you take on holiday?
I’m totally undecided and don’t want to fill the little space in the suitcase with yarn that will just be brought back without being touched. I want to work on two crochet cushions and a pair of socks. But then I need to finish a hat, and a Christmas stocking too. I don’t think I should take them all as then I will feel really pressured about finishing everything and won’t have a proper break. But if I don’t take enough to do, I will feel I’m wasting time. Help!
Wish you all a great summer break – I’m off for mine.