Well this evening I was supposed to be going out to celebrate my friend Ticca's birthday, but the loon broke her ankle the other week running around some hills at night. Do not ask!!!! So tonight was called off and the fancy dress I had planned is going to sit in my wardrobe until she has sorted her self out! Tut! (Sorry Ticca, I love you really) (get well soon, happy birthday all that jazz).
So as the the lovely people at Jokers Masquerade were kind enough to send me the outfit, I thought I should have a dress run so-to-speak.
I came across the company when I was looking for plus size fancy dress, we got chatting on twitter and they directed me to their 1940s section. I fell in love with this cute land girl costume the minute I saw it.
I ordered 2XL which is equivalent to a 24/26 just because, going by the size chart I thought I might need it. I probably would have gotten away with my own size, but my epic thighs mean sometimes I have to size up. So if you have proportional thighs, then I would just stick to your own size. Because I sized up I think the straps need a little tweaking, just a few stitches to shorten and it will sit better on my waist.
For a low cost fancy dress outfit, I thought the value for money was great. I might be tempted to use my own jersey tshirt for a better fit and look and maybe for for a vintage headscarf, but the dungarees are cute and worth a purchase if you have a fancy dress event or party coming up!