Be afraid, be very afraid. These hot pants were so easy to make that if the appalling weather continues to hinder our car booting fun I'll be whipping up a lot more pairs in any insane fabric I can lay my hands on.
|1970s tooled leather shoulder bag (£3.95, British Heart Foundation)|
I'm entering Ceri's Ethical Fashion Bloggers competition. No corporations with questionable ethics and were supported in the creating of my outfit. Sue Ryder, Scope, The British Heart Foundation and the PDSA benefited from the purchase of each garment and I can verify that the only sweatshop conditions endured were by me slaving over these hot pants over a sewing machine (using a pattern purchased from the Salvation Army by Tamera).
|Barry M Cyan nail paint, big shell bangle (courtesy of Lakota), Starburst ring (from Heather), turquoise daisy ring (Sarah Misfit), everything else second hand.|
|Wood and brass tribal choker from Orissan hill tribe, India|
Lurex hot pants for car booting? Why ever not? It seems to make some of the stallholders a little more receptive to a bit of cheeky haggling besides many of the other booters are traveller girls and believe me, my clothes are pretty tame by comparison.
|Handmade shorts worn with a denim halter top (50p, Sue Ryder), 1970s Dolcis platforms (£4.99, PDSA), Crochet skull cap (£1.95, Scope)|
Sellers were sparse at this morning's car boot sale, the sky was so dark that the nearby motorway lights glowed like it was midnight and the forked lightning was a tad worrying to someone who wears as much jewellery as I do. The mother of all rainstorms hit the second we got back in Gilbert and the country lanes on the drive back resembled rivers.
As always Jon managed to snaffle some useful vintage VW bits and I bought just three things; a swirly chartreuse and fake fur trim wrap top (50p), super-comfy Hush Puppies stack heeled boots (£2) and a 1970s Spartan "Nite" suitcase complete with key (£2)
Who cares if the pickings are slim when there's a parcel of joy awaiting your return home? My lovely mate Liz sent this gorgeous retro Kittiwake bikini, a killer 1970s dressmaking pattern, a groovy Tootal tie to add to Jon's collection, a beautiful hand made (?) card, some Foxglove seeds...
a sparkly Indian bangle, a Barry M nail paint I haven't got and this amazing hair clip made by her own fair hands. Spoilt again and I love it!
|Hot Pants made using 1969 Jiffy pattern (from Tamera) and vintage lurex fabric (Miss Magpie)|
See you soon.
PS Check out Krista in her Vix-made hot pants, wow, just wow!