This is my latest make. Mum dragged the bloke and I to a 1940s night with her friends. I have spent the week furiously stitching this spotty top and matching headband (which she didn't wear) from a pattern from Mrs Depew. The pattern calls for bias binding around the edges, but I like the look of the darker piping, and its not bad for a first attempt at it if I do say so myself!
I finally got it finished at 3 o'clock on Saturday (3 hours before we had to leave). I just wish she would let me fit it properly - she insists on having clothing a bit baggy.
I went in a top my gran knitted in the 40s and my skirt is the first thing I sewed (never sure if that's the right word, it just looks and sounds wrong!). I hink I probably looked in the mirror more times that night than in the rest of my life put together (me, exagerate? Never!). I had horrible visions of red lipstic smeared all o ver my face and I'm pretty sure the bloke was getting a wee bit annoyed with my constant requests of "lipstick check".
It was nice to get dressed up and it was a great night for people watching, and had the most non-comedian I have ever seen - honestly, I was expecting the tumbleweed to actually roll past at any minute!