Not much doing around here for a couple of reasons. The first is because it’s flipping cold and my sewing room is unheated. Brrrr. The second is because it looks like this at present:
Right. So I need to do me some cleaning up before I can even get near the machine. And I should do so, pronto, because we’re off to the Fifties Fair later this month and I need to construct some kind of anachronistic confection. I’ve wanted to go for years but never got myself organised in time. Hard to imagine from the state of my room, eh?
In other news, I scored some lovely murky-coloured 60s silk at Camberwell Market on the weekend:
The pattern is big but the yardage is not (3m). I’m thinking skirt; any other ideas?
Oooh, that fabric reminds me of the 2010 Fall Prada line. You should check out the full-skirted dresses made of a very similar patterned fabric if you haven’t already.
You know, I saw this in Vogue at the hairdressers and you are spot on! It’s almost identical. Bummer I only have 3 metres…
Well, you could just make the full skirt part?
Smashing print. While I can’t quite see it as curtains, it’s perfect for this dress–just the style we wore in high school in, yes, 1967. Nice to get your mojo back with such a winner!