This morning's car boot sale was pretty lame and I was back early enough to get cracking on one of my new dressmaking patterns from Kitty, the 1970's McCall's "Wrap-around Pantskirt." I've bought silk "magic pants" in India before and they've never suited me but using a heavier fabric these feel more like one of my beloved maxi skirts than a pair of flimsy pants.
|Pantskirt worn with TopShop vest (50p, car boot sale), Velvet platforms (£9, Office), Leather Gladstone bag (20p, Jumble sale), vintage Panda hat (£4, Birmingham Settlement)|
The fabric I used was one of a pair of 1950s bark cloth curtains I bought from a jumble sale for 10p more than 3 years ago, I used the other one in my patchwork curtains and made a few jumbo-sized tote bags for friends from the rest.
|Carnelian pendant (£1, car boot sale)|
The pattern claimed to take 90 minutes to make but by the time I'd finished it was nearer two hours.
I bought my felt hat when I was out with Liz last Wednesday. It was one of three that somebody had donated that morning. I swear I nearly died of excitement when I spotted them. The manageress of the charity shop has asked me to send her a few pictures of me wearing them for her catwalk wall in the shop!
There's a jumble sale this evening. Hopefully I'll be reporting back with some interesting goodies tomorrow, it's where I got my leather Gladstone bag from last year.