Although hair-dos do not really have anything to do with crafting or refashioning, I am posting these here for future reference since we browsed old photos for hours searching for some of our past styles. I feel that even with the same old outfit, a new hair-do can make me feel like I’m wearing something brand-new for a fancy occasion and more likely to use what I have in the interest of frugality and controlled consumption.
I was planning on wearing this dress I refashioned for a wedding last summer but in the end I wore a different one. A week or so before the wedding I noticed a large smudgy stain on the stomach area- obviously a remnant of some delicious dish. I soaked it in borax and washed it to discover that the stain had shrunk but was as dark as ever. Having run out of borax, I decided to soak it again in Soda Ash, or Washing soda. A “strong” solution as advised on the pack eventually removed it! I soaked it for around 5 hours just to be sure. I already had all the matching jewelery for this dress but Partner suggested I wear a dress my sister offered for the borrowing. I am glad I did because now I’ve injected some variety into my dress-wear and am more likely to think of the dress with fresh eyes next time.
A few posts ago I wrote about how wearing the same size led us to compete for shirts but it also means that the dress she brought on her holiday fit me perfectly! You can see me in the red dress ceilidhing in the photo above. With white shoes and a shawl, there wasn’t much accessorizing to do so I kept with the floral theme and wore a silver Charles Rennie MacIntosh inspired bracelet with rectangles and rose buds and two rose bobby pins.
My little sister really is awesome and did our hair for us before the wedding. Here are the hair styles I hope to replicate in the future: