I got up yesterday only to discover that we had no internet connection. Unable to get through to AOL I had a brief flick round the house with a duster, tackled the ironing and then set about refashioning a pair of 1950's barkcloth curtains I bought from last week's jumble sale into something far more interesting.
Using this 1964 Jiffy pattern, some of my jumble sale bought thread and some vintage braid I'd been given I knocked this frock up in a couple of hours for less than a quid.
It was so straightforward I've got a feeling I'll be making a few more.
|My sewing corner. The shelf was rescued from a skip, painted and papered with a Neisha Crossland wallpaper sample. I can't resist a bit of religious idolitry, the St Therese statue (thanks, my darling Comtesse) was from a car boot sale and the temple beads were from Kerala.|
Despite not blogging it I did wear a handmade accessory yesterday, a yellow felt flower hair clip.
|So vintage we don't own an electric kettle.|
|Handmade Kimono-style dress worn with vintage Polaroid sunglasses (courtesy of the beautiful Sarah Misfit) and a 1950's mock-croc Kelly bag (Banardos £3.95)|
Despite the glorious sunshine it's bitterly cold here with a ground frost and an icy breeze but with my floral frock and vintage Polaroids I can dream that spring's on the way.