Ok, so this outfit didn't work out quite as planned. I always use Easter as an excuse for wearing some of my finery and had picked out a stunning outfit this year. I was going to go with a floral theme to match my new hat, with a full circle skirt and my gorgeous new purple petticoat. Then I sprained a muscle in my hip which left me unable to do things like put on tights or walk....
This outfit was a last minute attempt to dress up. Yay for easy to pull on long skirts! Even standing for these photos was a bit too much on my poor ol' hip, but I just had to get some photos of my new hat. I am happily feeling somewhat better now. It still hurts but I can move about a little more easily.
I am quite proud to say I made everything in this outfit except the brooch. The sweater was knit from the infamous 3-hour sweater pattern, and I really must get working on a couple more of these. The first time I knit that pattern I wasn't a big fan of the result. I have since made 2 more and I've grown to love them quite a bit. The looseness of the knit fabric makes the sweater breathable and super comfy to wear, and while it takes longer than 3 hours, it is quite a quick knit.
The hat I made a couple weeks ago from dollar-store finds. I have actually been experimenting with making hat bases, but for this particular hat I started with a cheap straw hat then added the flowers and decorations. I love the look of the faux grapes, but they do make it rather heavy. I was sad this hat didn't get a true outing this year.... Oh well, maybe I can find another excuse to wear it.
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend!