M is for Medallion

… or it could be Majority, because today is Archie’s 21st birthday party. He had to wait until after exams, so it’s a little belated.

The medallion reference is to the pattern at the front of the dress – a bit of a stretch, and thanks to my friend S who suggested it (so it’s all her fault)

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This dress is made from another enormous silk scarf bought at Potter’s (so another refashion?), stitched all the way up one side, and with stitching either side of a gap for my head. The scarves cost $20 each, so you can’t go wrong really.

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It finished up a little long so I tie one side up in a knot. The knot moves around depending on my mood – here it is quite high so I don’t trip up.

The back view looks a bit asymmetrical here, thanks to that knot.

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I quite like the Grecian look of this dress.

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This shot shows the mustard tube dress I am wearing underneath.

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A side view giving the lovely billowy effect of having so much fabric

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and  one more back view.

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The 21st party was pretty low key. We said no to the suggestion that he invite 200 of his closest friends, so he settled for a quiet Sunday lunch with 30 of his inner circle (although another 40 appeared after the speeches). Tom proved his worth as a sound engineer, spending time up ladders

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on the roof with the obligatory tape in his mouth

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and generally sorting out the mess of cables

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There was not a cable to be seen by the time he had finished.

The theme for the party was “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” – in other words, Hawaiian and hats – this is not the first time Archie has dressed up in this way. Here he is at a year old in an outfit I made him – I also made the straw hat – for me. He has a bit of a hat obsession and I note this started young and he didn’t always confine himself to one hat!

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I’m not going to discuss that carpet – what can I say – our house was built in 1895 and this was probably original. It is long gone!

The details

Fabric is a silk scarf from Potter’s

Mustard tube dress from Sab Five Five, Claremont

Pattern – er, it consists of a couple of seams

Shoes are Campers from Ricarda’s

Final shot of party in progress – Archie is the one in the sunglasses with his fingers in the air

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