WOW another load of wonderful responses!!
I love that you're all having so much fun reminiscing, in 20 years time I'll be doing the same thinking about the 90's and 00's!.. eesh!
Just thought I'd update on the outfit front!
Right.. unfortunately the caftan is just too delicate to wear on Saturday. there are more holes than I first thought and the seams are coming open.. it needs a re-work big time but I will definitely sort that out one day!
It's such a shame though as it looks great on!
BUT I figured.. since I had bought 4 metres of fabric to make my (failed) maxidress, I would make a kaftan out of the pattern of the green one since the fit is just so fabulous! I ironed the original and got to work on making a pattern, lengthening the sleeves as I am still in love with the sleeves on this dress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockcandyrags/3687959629/in/photostream/
Pattern made, neckline very slightly adjusted from the original, I've kept the most part of it the same though. Same length etc. I've learnt how to do proper facing on the neck, and I've learnt how to achieve a slashed neckline. VERY complicated to someone who has a "deficit in working memory" as my dyslexia examiner told me a couple of years back! But now I know how to do it, it'll be a breeze next time (I hope!)
Fabric cut, overlocked, sewn and now all I have to do is hem the.. hem, and sleeves, and sew down the facing and I'm done!
The main reason I'm using this fabric is that the vintage bed sheets unfortunately just aren't big enough for the pattern I've made
The other reason is that I had bought some artificial flowers from hobbycraft to make a headwreath out of that would match the maxidress, and I'm still really keen on making it!
Here's a snippit of the fabric:
To finish off the outfit, I will have my floral head wreath, some sandals, a little slip to go underneath the caftan with a lace trim around the bottom (that I'm secretly hoping will poke out the bottom of the dress) AND I have some actual VINTAGE tortoise shell Armani sunnies that a friend want's me to try and sell, what better way to advertise than by wearing them http://www.vintage-designer-sunglasses.com/armani%20613%20sunglasses%20tortoise%20&%20gold_1.jpg
I'm not sure if they're 70s, but they're the closest I'll get to granny glasses in the time I have.
I will probably belt the caftan up with either a skinny plaited leather belt or a thick waist belt, and I have a small leather satchel (different to the one I linked to earlier) if I have time, I actually have a half finished macrame bag somewhere I could sew together to make a bag! tehee!
I have feathers for my ears, and some bangles
I'll dig into my jewellery stash later! (I get free jewellery every month through my job! I have my own treasure chest FULL of the stuff!)
And Wulf, of course there will be plenty of action shots come Sunday if I can get to a computer