I went to a spooktacular cocktail party at friend's and decided to make 'bloody bat and tombstone sandwiches' aka peanut butter and blackberry jam sandwiches. I have to admit I love eating bat shaped food items, haha!
I decided since it was a cocktail party that I would wear a pillbox hat that I made and have never worn. I used to make pillbox hats and sell them in my shop before discovering my love for upcycling clothing was shared by others. This particular hat is black vinyl with a skeleton hand detail and black feathers, I even made a black vinyl bow. Making hats are time consuming, especially when you are making the hat bases from scratch, but I do enjoy wearing them!
I'm wearing a halter style polka dot dress made by the lovely and talented Miss Dolly of Dungaree Dolly, she made this as a special gift from Derek. She doesn't make dresses for the public, so I cherish this special garment.
The dress has a full circle skirt and though I would wear a crinoline underneath for swing dances, I decided to spare the party guests from being entrapped in my massive dress. Fashion can be dangerous! Though this silhouette is flattering, I have realized that I've been more drawn to 60's shift dresses and babydolls, but I will always love mixing 50s styles with my creepy kitschy touches.
Thanks for reading! I hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful month of October.