Remember the 1970s dressmaking patterns my beloved Helga sent me last week?
When I snaffled a psychedelic bed sheet from a jumble months ago I knew that one day it would make a fine maxi dress.
I cut out the pieces during our short-lived British heatwave last week and it's taken me so long to decipher the "very easy" instructions that it looks like Summer's been and gone now that I've finally put it together.
|Peacock sheet (40p, jumble sale), turban style headband (50p, Peacocks sale 2010), 1970s brass & turquoise earrings (50p, car boot sale), tribal brass bangles (inherited from Mum)|
Still, it's a glam number for swanking around the house on a miserable Bank Holiday Tuesday whilst Jon brings me rum & cokes on demand.
The novelty perspex ring I used to attach the halter tie must be the first thing I've ever had to purchase new for a dressmaking project; zips, thread, needles, hooks & eyes and buttons are always second-hand. It wasn't as bank-busting as expected though, the lady in the haberdashers reckoned she'd had it in stock since the 1970s and charged me a very reasonable 40p.