It’s all about the Bakelite!

Fabric: Rayon from stash, originally purchased at Poppy fabric in the 90′s
Pattern: American Weekly
Year: Late 40′s
Notions: Zipper from stash, hook ‘n eye
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: January 2012
Wear again? Oh yes!

Total price: It’s been so long I just don’t remember, probably less than $10

What’s worse than not having fabulous bakelite bracelets? Not wearing them!! I have many, acquired through years of careful purchases, along with buckles and buttons…all just sitting in carefully organized boxes, waiting to be incorporated into some amazing outfit. There was no question as to WHAT accessories to use, the dilemma was WHICH specific ones.

I’m a red girl, if its red it’s in : ) I bought the gold to mix with the red but when I found this piece of fabric at the bottom of a box in a crumpled paper bag it just seemed ‘right’. Gold bakelite bracelets mixed with the carved black, round gold belt buckle and carved earrings made the PERFECT accessories! The skirt was so easy I may just make a few more. I left the buttons off the front figuring I had enough going on with my plastic jewels.

Now if I can only incorporate some of that red bakelite into my workday wardrobe…

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