Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Boatshed

Isn't it nice when you open a winter woollies drawer and discover a little something that you had finished off a few months ago, in the height of summer when you could not wear it, and suddenly you can wear it??  That is the serendipitous case with this blue cardigan... 


My location today is the Crawley Boatshed which has been here since the 30's; a real iconic photo-spot here in Perth, it's practically a cliche to take a photo here actually.  I felt extremely un-innovative standing here...  :D   On any weekday one has the spot to oneself, but over the weekend there is bound be a bridal party or two, or three, rocking up to have their portraits taken here.  I don't usually like to be so obvious in my choice of locations; but it is such a beautiful little spot and it seemed logical that I should use it at least once, someday!  And since I was dropping Sam off at uni any way... so, yah...
Plus maybe I am getting a little sentimental; in a few days we are heading off on our trip, and since I am soon going to be featuring beautiful locations from another part of the world (well, hopefully!) I thought I could show off some of the nicest of the spots in my own hometown too.
So I hope my me-made May photos are almost like an enjoyable little peek at Perth; and not merely a trivial documentation of my wardrobe and what I am wearing  :)


Details:
Tshirt; the top part of a dress drafted from the Japanese pattern book Pattern Magic 3 by Tomoko Nakamichi, white cotton jersey, details here; later chopped up to make this and a few other Tshirts, details here
Skirt; Burdastyle magazine 10/2010, skirt 136 (the Karl Lagerfeld skirt) lengthened, black suiting, details and my review of this pattern here
Cardigan; Garter stitch jacket from Jo Sharp Knit 6, in Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in colour Iceberg (the individual pattern is available by digital download here)  details here
Shoes; Enrico Antinori, from Zomp shoes

Picture taken around 12pm;  Temperature at the time 19C.
Overnight low: 11C; Today's high: 21C
Cloudy and fine


Later edit: I almost forgot!  Today Sam wore the jacket I made for him...
Sams; jacket; Burda 7767 modified, navy corduroy, details here

26 comments:

  1. I can see why that spot is so popular. I haven't been to Perth so know nothing of cliched photo spots. It certainly brings out the blue in your cardigan.

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  2. I love your photos. This one is beautiful - fantastic location - thank you for sharing it. I have never been to your neck of Aus but your beautiful pictures certainly makes me want to travel. The colour of the water and shed really blend nicely with your outfit. Great picture.

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  3. I feel as if I have such good taste when I have made something from the same pattern as you ;) .My garter stitch cardi was for my sister, who rocks it too.
    Your photo is lovely, and tourist type backgrounds of your own place are brilliant, IMO.

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  4. I haven't seen that spot before so it looks original to me! And it's a beautiful spot and lovely cardigan - great color!

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  5. Cardigan looks very cosy! This is a beautiful location, I can see why brides would want to be photographed there..

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  6. This photo looks so peaceful, I love how the pastel blue-grey colors of the background combine with the blue of the cardigan and the white of the blouse. Cardigans are definitely my favourite knitted items and yours is so cool!

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  7. What a glorious image, this is just awesome...
    Angelina Clarke from Silver Clutches for Bridesmaids .

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  8. Beautiful location for your photo shoot. I saw your skirt and knew it was the Karl Lagerfeld, it is one of my favorites. Great job.

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  9. Great photo! All the blues and greys work together so well :)
    Even on weekdays I often see bridal parties at that spot on my way to uni (I'm from Perth too) :P
    Personally, though, with the busy road right there, I reckon I'd be a bit too self concious taking photos :P

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  10. Am I in love with the cardigan, the model, the backdrop ...oh yes now i realize, in fact all 3 of them blended together , yup i absolutely love that first snap!

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  11. Beautiful location and outfit. I especially love the skirt. The blue coat is very nice, and the bougainvillea behind him is beautiful. We grow it in my part of the world also.

    I'm curious - how cold do your winters get?

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  12. Nothing cliche about the Crawely boat shed to me! I've never been to Australia, much less Perth. It's so twee! I spotted the Karl Largerfield Burda skirt straight away. Your version looks fab!

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  13. That happens to me all the time. When the weather changes, I find all these "gifts" that I made myself earlier and have not worn yet. And they're always just the sort of thing that I like.

    I love, love your photo today.

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  14. Superb outfit Carolyn. They are lovely. And it's definitely not cliche to me, never been to Australia. Hehehe... It's really a lovely spot! Thank you!

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  15. fantastic location! i love how the colors in the environment compliment your outfit's palette. terrific skirt, btw. also, what a wonderful surprise to find a finished cardi in your drawer!!

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  16. great photo and I love that skirt, so nice

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  17. Such a fantastic photo, and i love your cardigan!

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  18. Looks like a picture from a magazine. Lovely!

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  19. Cliche or not, it is a beautiful spot. I love seeing your photos- outfits and the little bits of Perth along with them.

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  20. What a gorgeous photo! Of course, those of us who live half a world away could not know that this a cliche of a spot to take a photograph...and I like learning about your corner of the world.

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  21. Gorgeous spot for a gorgeous skirt. I should really reconsider that pattern...

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  22. I love the skirt and the setting is so blue. Makes me want to pick up my oars and row.

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  23. That's indeed a lovely spot for photo taking. No wonder bridal parties march up there every weekend! Thanks for sharing, though, I love how the colour of the shed almost matches your cardi. :)

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  24. I'm catching up on your blog and again admiring the photos! The Anna Sui dress looks lovely on Cassie. I have that in my stash as well and wondered what it looks like in "real life." The black trim really makes the back ruffle stand out!

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  25. Cardigan looks very cosy! This is a beautiful location, I can see why brides would want to be photographed there..

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