A parting gift!

Dear friends, the time has sadly come to say 'farewell'! Don't worry though, I'm only leaving you for just over a week so I can pay my family a visit in Cyprus. And to make up for my abandonment, I'm sharing some delightful extracts from the 1943 Spring/Summer Leach-Way Catalogue of Fashions – just click on the images to see them larger!

I love these handy wartime tips on using remnants and spending less tokens on economical designs:

Beautiful dresses for work and play:

My favourite...summer fashions! I love the checked coat and the blue polka dot dress:

There's nothing 'economical' about this luscious-looking lingerie and nightwear:

The catalogue was kindly gifted to me by a generous colleague, after she discovered my love for sewing vintage...thanks Chris!

Hope you all have a productive week ahead...I'm sure I'll be checking in for my daily dose of your creations!


  1. Safe travels! Take lots of photos :)

  2. Lovely images. Have a nice trip!

  3. Safe travels and enjoy your trip!!

  4. Have a great trip, and i'll see you when you get back :) By the way, you'll be pleased to know i made a Sorbetto muslin last night...! x