It’s a good friend’s 40th this weekend and on the invite she’s got ‘Fabulous and Funky 40th’. This friend always makes an effort to be fabulous and funky when she goes out to a do so I couldn’t wear just anything. The beautiful purple sparkly number I bought last year that I’ve worn three times just wouldn’t cut it this time so off to the op shop I went yesterday and found this, which had just come in that day.
Goodwill – Hindley Street, Adelaide
Unfortunately two buttons on this dress were broken so I commented on this when I took the dress to the counter and the woman behind the counter got out two big boxes of buttons that I rummaged through and found some more. It made my collection of buttons at home look quite paltry.
These are the old buttons. The picture isn’t very good as I’ve realised that my Kodak 7330 digital camera is pretty crap at taking quality pictures but two of the buttons are missing the green pearl bit.
To replace them I bought the boat buttons. They probably aren’t what I would have chosen but they are a bit different and there were six of them. And as it turned out they came with the dress so I didn’t even have to pay extra for them.
The dress also has pockets on either side, that are inside the dress. I’m sure there’s a proper dressmaking term for these type of pockets which I can’t think of, but the pockets are going. Pockets like these on an a-line type skirt just don’t sit very well and there’s enough room on the original seam to sew it up as if the pockets did not exist and simply cut the pockets off. I’ve already replaced the buttons and shall drag out the sewing machine tonight and get rid of the pockets.
Then I shall be ready to be fabulous and funky on Saturday night.