Monday, 11 June 2012

Anchors Away!




Well shiver me timbers, Tupney be showing her legs!
I know, shock horror!
Well needs must, as you can’t show off a playsuit wearing woolly stockings!

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Made by my Mammy dearest in the summer of last (what little summer we did have), before the hot weather changed to the usual grot. Bloomin’ typical is what I say- just as I get a snazzy suit to prance around the garden in, it dampens and cools!
It hasn’t even been properly worn yet, as I’m terribly fussy about where and when I wear my ‘leisure only’ appropriate clothes- I’m not like these modern misses, who seem to wear the ‘in’ playsuits anywhere and everywhere! 
But anyway, that’s enough of my clothing eccentricities!

 I’m not quite sure why I never got around to doing the ‘show and tell’, well, most probably laziness, but better late than never eh!

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So said in a salty sea dogs lilt…. ''Ere you arrrre my lover, 'ere be me playsuit!’'
Oh and lots of very silly photos :-D

Doing my best Shirley Pimple….. I mean Templeimpression. ;-)

Ahoy there young jolly jack-tar!


I think I'll try this hat next...


… No, maybe this hat is best….

Yupn this is the one...
The Back...


Made from a 1930's pattern in a rather fetching blue cotton, dotted with red and navy anchors... well, anchors with hearts on!




















Do you like my 30's Anchor brooch too? Twas a pressie from my big sis- couldn't be more perfect for this outfit, eh!

Hehe- I've just noticed the pink curl (I wasn't brave enough to going back to being a pinkie full time!) Blimey! These photos are really a year old!
Sincerely Yours

Tupney xxx

26 comments:

  1. i just discovered your blog! and oh boy what a beautiful sailor dress you are wearing! did you made it by yourself? the pattern is soooo gorgous! i want to make myself a dress like that but i´m sure i won´t find such a fabulous fabric with anchorhearts print on it:( oh i really can´t come over how beautiful and chic you look!
    kiss,mary
    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  2. This outfit is just about the best thing ever!!

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  3. Excuse me while I go green with envy! On a side note, I was bidding on the same pattern about a year ago, but due to computer issues, couldn't get online to up me bid... You wouldn't happen to know anything about this would you? :) If Mammy Tupney's up to it, I'll have one with little ships on xx

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  4. Soooo cute! And I covet all your hats!

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  5. Isn't your mum clever, that is one luvverly playsuit :)

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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  6. Aw, it's lovely, and you look fab in a wide brim hat! Wish summer was here, for all of us...

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  7. Gorgeous playsuit. What a shame it's more winter coat weather at the moment!

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  8. Lovely playsuit

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  9. You look adorable as always and the hats are rather yum, too.

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  10. I absolutely love the fabric and the playsuit looks wonderful on you.

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  11. Wow! I looove this post :D
    your playsuit is so cute and the photos are lovelyyy!
    Great post :)
    xoxo

    stylebycelia.blogspot.com

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  12. What a lovely outfit, looks fab on you! Hope the sun comes out soon so you can wear it :)

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  13. Very nice Tupney! With that, you are ready to anchor away anywere!

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  14. Ooh, I just love that playsuit! Perfect print, and a matching brooch of course. They're something I always admire on others but never wear. I'm thinking I need to change that soon and sew up one myself for lounging around!

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  15. oh I love it! and I'm drooling over your straw hat collection too!

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  16. SO sweet! When you say "playsuit" does that mean that the lower half of the garment is shorts (what we Yanks might call a 'romper')? ~ because it looks like a beautiful pleated skirt...perfect length..! Your mom's a great seamstress!!

    & ps gave you a little shout-out here: http://h5o5pe.blogspot.com/2012/06/go-go-go-i-mean-it.html?zx=77f6ff354482743c

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    1. yes, sorry the lower half are shorts!

      Thanks everyone and I'm sure Mammy will be pleased that you all liked it!

      Tupney x

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  17. That playsuit is adorable, SO much nicer than these modern things they pass off as "playsuits".... Now if only we were all as lucky to have such a skilled mother as yours is! You are a very lucky Miss indeed :)

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  18. This dress is so sweet! And i must say your hair is amazing! Just discovered your blog and am in love! xx

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  19. You are one of the most authentic vintage lovers I know off, love it!

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  20. What a great dress! It's perfect. And these anchors with hearts... <3

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Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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