Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Aussie Curves: Oversized

 

I picked up this oversized and very colourful tunic from Vinnies in Miranda a few weeks ago. I was headed to the Shire for a family lunch and so decided to spend the morning op-shopping en route. I have to say I didn't have much success though. I went to about six different suburbs and opshops but none of them were that great for quirky vintage finds. I guess if it's decent quality fairly new stuff that you're after though, there's plenty of that about. 

   
Anyway, I was very pleased when I found this one at my final stop for $8. It's something that someone has made themselves as it's all (rather dodgily) hand-stitched and basically just consists of two pieces of fabric stitched together at shoulder and side seams. 

 
It goes to show you don't need a complicated pattern to do home-sewing: if you've got loud, patterned fabric then that's the real centrepiece of the design and all you need to do is cut a really simple oversized silhouette to get a great, drapey style.

 
It amazes me the dodgy standard of home-sewn things that I'm happy to pick up and wear from an op-shop yet whenever I attempt to sew things myself I never end up wearing them as I feel self-conscious and hate my own sewing which is dumb because I am actually reasonably ok at it. I studied fashion at TAFE for a year before changing my mind and switching to uni to study journalism but I came out with a Cert IV in Clothing Production and I do know my way around a machine as well as how to make my own patterns.

Sorry - rambling, but my point is, it doesn't need to be all perfectly finished and professional to look good. The home-sewn look just makes it quirky and unique which is my favourite kind of look anyway.


So yes: sewing doesn't have to be that hard and I should do it more often. Stay tuned for the Aussie Curves DIY week coming up as I got sewing over the weekend and am rather pleased with what I whipped up: I hope you'll like it too!


I'm wearing:

 - Oversized tunic - Vinnies  - $8
 - Blue Spandex leggings - Gisela Ramirez
 - Black Jelly flats - Rubi Shoes
 - Oversized skull necklace - Tatty Devine (via eBay)

If you notice an uncanny similarity between this post and the last that's because yes, I took both sets of photos at the same time, in the same leggings and just switched out the tunic....and the lippy. Two birds..one stone ;)

10 comments:

  1. That necklace and tunic go perfectly together! Looks goodGeneveive!

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  2. wow necklace & tunic are almost a perfect match!

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  3. You look amazingggggggggggg, and I am going to become Aussie for this hop.
    Do I have to marry you? LOL
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. Oh the tunic is so good. I'm a sewer and love finding 'vintage' fabrics - from the 80s especially. So this outfit is the bomb for me.

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  5. *picks chin back up off desk* LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! that's all I can say...LOVE!!!

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  6. I have to say, I realllly love you in eyeliner!

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  7. That looks AWESOME! I might have walked straight past that if I saw it on the hanger and thought no way but on it looks amazing on! Love with the blue leggings and your hair matches perfectly.

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  8. That looks AWESOME! I might have walked straight past that if I saw it on the hanger and thought no way but on it looks amazing on! Love with the blue leggings and your hair matches perfectly.

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