This go-go dress was the result.
Made from a 1967 Jiffy "teenage" pattern (courtesy of Queen Helga), vintage curtain bought for pennies at a jumble sale and upholstery braid ripped off a naff old lampshade.
The joy of curtain couture is that everything is second-hand, re-purposed or given to me for free so if it all goes wrong all I've wasted are a few hours rather than a load of cash.
The New Home sewing machine came from a jumble sale as did the 1950s Formica table. I painted a gilt car booted frame, covered some plywood with an offcut of paper from the bedroom wall, glued it in place and screwed in some cup hooks (saved from an old shelf unit) making a handy holder for my specs, on-going projects and sewing essentials.
I'll buy tatty, unwearable clothes from jumble sales just to snip off for the trims & zips and find it impossible to resist rusting tins and dusty baskets at car boot sales as they are invariably crammed with reels of thread, carded hooks & eyes and press studs and all manner of pretty buttons and odd bits of ribbon.
Updated for Caroline: The shelves came out of a skip.
I'm no sewing goddess so I need all the divine intervention I can.St Theresa came from a car boot sale and Mary & the Crucifix were from my Grandma's childhood home. They must have worked, the only problem I had was having to hack off 6 inches from the hem - those 1960s teenagers must have been giants compared to this vintage 1966 model.
|Curtain couture dress worn with 1960s vinyl bag (£1.25, Forces Support charity shop), 1960s go go boots (Ker rang K Boot Sale)|
See you soon!
Linking to Bella's Secondhand Link-up as everything from top to toe belonged to somebody else first!