I picked up this groovy 1960s psychedelic number on my recent vintage trip to Birmingham with Jo and Annie. Judging by the badly hand-sewn hem it was once a dress and in a bit of a sorry state so I cheekily haggled the seller down by a couple of quid.
I didn't bother trying it before I bought it and when I did it felt uninspired, too shapeless for a tunic and too short for a dress so I unpicked the hem, left it raw and added a crucial couple of inches by trimming it with a length of 1960s lurex fringing.
The fringing was 25p for a huge reel from a car boot sale last summer.
The fabric's been signed several times by the designer, Colin Glascoe. He was a leading light in the British psychedelic movement, known for his bohemian designs & wild prints and "introduced Americans to Beatles-era Kaleidoscope Eyes" (so I discovered HERE).
We've been given a camera by a technophobic friend who found it far too scary and complicated so today's photos are an experiment. (It's a Samsung PRO815 if that means anything!)
|Stephen Squirrel in action|
Jon couldn't resist capturing the beasts and playing around with the seemingly hundreds of fancy settings.
|Polly Piglet chilling|
Shame we couldn't find a setting to disguise my unironed hem!
I must crack on with getting my gear ready for the vintage fairs at the weekend and, more importantly, find something spectacular to wear for both events!
See you soon.