Summer Essential Sew-Along: Accessorizing

So far in the SESA I have only published pictures of actual garments. But, I have also been making some accessories to match my items, so I thought I´d show them to you all at the same time.

First, there´s the sailboat belt:

The sailboat belt

In my home town there are still some fabric stores that is quite old- school, where you can find notions from three decades ago. These sailboats are obvious evidence of this. I love that they have a surprising yellow color, not the traditional red-white-blue! I crocheted around a thrifted belt buckle using single crochet.

Second, I give you the Agatha Christie…

Dear head piece. What are you?
Fascinator?
Dear head piece. What are you? Dear head piece. What are you?
Cocktail Hat?
Head piece?
Dear head piece. What are you?

I´m actually not quite sure of what it is that I have made, but it is a crocheted hat-like item, that I can wear whenever I´m in the mood for some 40ies style. I got the inspiration from an episode from the TV-series about Miss Marple. Any suggestions to what this thing is called?

Third there is the petticoat.

Me-made petticoat

Yey! A real one. I had a fake one (just some tulle attached to a skirt), but for the Vogue Vintage dress I´m sewing up, I needed a proper one.

Me-made petticoat

I used this and this tutorial from the talented Sugardale, and it turned out great!

Me-made petticoat

I took some shots of it, and some of how one simple skirt gets some wa-wa-woom using the petticoat underneath.
Me-made petticoat Me-made petticoat

Me-made petticoat Me-made petticoat

As I mentioned in this post, it´s amazing how a simple undergarment can add so much to a whole outfit.  Love it!

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