Friday, January 25, 2013

Aussie Day Dress Up - Vogue Dress



So I did promise I would take photos of our Aussie Day at work celebration. We do win a lunch put on by work if we were the best themed department and I think to be honest we probably spent more money decorating the place than what the lunch will be worth, but hey it was pretty fun! We themed it backyard BBQ!!



So I ended up making the Vogue 1300 Dress as seen in my previous post and matched it with a heap of Aussie accessories! I found some really cool red tights in David Jones which made it look pretty awesome. I took some photos in the morning before I left but them my boss bought in her children's face paint and ended up painting our faces so I thought I would take some more photos of the full costume. Sorry for the overexposure on the shots below it was pretty dark today because we finally had rain in Brissy..hooray!


Notice my crimped hair!! Bit 80's but any excuse to do this and I will!


How cool is face paint by the way! I had to take a close up of my face before I washed it all off. 
So what did you think??!! Would you wear something like this on your celebration day? 
I'd love to see any links to costumes you have made if you can comment them to me!! Dress up is so fun!


Hope you got a good laugh out of this!!

26 comments:

  1. What a creative and super take you have sewn on this dress. You nailed this perfectly!!!! Enjoy a sausage and lamington tomorrow, though up here in Sunny Qld we are being rained out....don't think that will stop us enjoying the day...J

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    1. Thanks Judith!! I know how miserable is the weather and good timing for the long weekend lol. Although I am kinda glad because its been so stinky hot lately!! It was a pretty fun day with the dress and I got lots of compliments which was nice. The face paint I think really made the outfit lol!!

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  2. You look 100% proud Aussie Love the flag face!.

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    1. Thanks Valerie! It was a really fun day too bad it's stormy this weekend I may have been tempted to wear it somewhere else hehe!

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  3. Your Aussie flag dress is fabulous and the whole look you have created for your Australia Day party is wonderful. I am sure all your work mates were stunned with how well you turned out. They will all be wondering how they are going to do better next year. I am glad you had a fun time and isn't it great that Australia Day is getting better and better each year. Even though it is meant to bucket down tomorrow, Happy Australia Day mate and have another fun day. I think I may just stay home and sew!!

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    1. Thanks so much Marjorie!! It was such a fun day my work mates were really impressed thought it was pretty funny. We were actually starting to plan next years lol! It is a shame its raining all weekend long but still Happy Australia Day to you too!! That sounds like a great idea to stay home and sew I think I will be doing the same! :)

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  4. amazing outfit and i love the facepaint! we don't really have much of a celebration day over here. it's all about st patrick's day which is the irish one, but i'm scottish and live in london so no idea what i should celebrate!

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    1. Thanks Joanne!! Oh St Patrick's day would be fun we kinda get into that over here at all of the Irish pubs so I can't imagine how crazy it would be there!! London would be fun place to live I have heard from work colleagues that people dress up for anything over there!! :)

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  5. Adorable... Love your dress and the red leggins were perfect. The face paint was such a cute idea..
    So proud you all had such a fun day and yea for the compliments. Happy Aussie day.

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    1. Thanks so much Judy Happy Aussie day to you too!! Hope you have a nice weekend planned. Its bucketing rain here so probably just be sewing all weekend for me :) I loved the face paint I felt like a little kid again lol.

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  6. You look awesome! What a fun day! Here in Sweden the national day isn't a big thing. If I made a dress like yours with the Swedish flag some people would think I was a racist because up here the Swedish flag was used a lot by nationalists a while back. It's getting better though but for a while you could barely show the Swedish flag.
    I would SO MUCH like to visit Australia and this day seems like a great day to be there.

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    1. Hey Johanna, wow that's so interesting I never would have known that. Australia day is pretty huge over here and we get a day off to celebrate which is nice! Oh we would love to have you in Australia hehe and any time really is a good time to visit. Depending on where you want to go though cause it can get pretty hot in some parts. Sweden sounds like an amazing place to go as well and full of very attractive people hehe!!

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  7. How cool is this! You look awesome! Looks like a lot of fun! Did you get much work done? lol

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    1. Thanks Shanni! No we didnt get any work done pretty much all week lol. Got a lot to catch up on Tuesday but I'm only at work for the day and then off to Melbourne hehe.

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  8. Erin, you look totally fabulous in your Aussie outfit !!!!!!
    I am thrilled more people are now celebrating and flying flags.
    Have a wonderful weekend celebrating in this lovely rain. My brown grass is showing some green leaves. Vonnevo

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    1. Thank you Vonnevo!! Hope your surviving the weather its turned a little crazy hasn't it! I was a bit concerned when the pugs went to the toilet today that they were going to get blown away!! Hopefully settles down tomorrow. :)

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  9. Loving the flag dress and the face paint!! Yay for the long weekend!

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    1. Thanks heaps Poppykettle!! I know so good although been cooped up inside all weekend from the crazy weather. Glad tomorrow is a sewing day and I was a little naughty tonight ordering new Vogue patterns!!

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  10. Gorgeous babe!!!Love the face painting.

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  11. This is just great - looks like you had a super fun day, and very Aussie of you!!

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    1. Thanks Lizzie! I was really fun. Too bad the weather was terrible that weekend though!

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  12. Ahh this turned out great:) so cute!

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