I need to be straight with you. There will be no real stitching updates from me in the immediate future, simply because there will be little time for me to stitch in. I’ve just got back from a 10-day break and now I have a few busy weekends coming up, including my boyfriend’s brother’s wedding tomorrow – no, I didn’t even make a dress for the occasion as originally planned! Useless, or what?!?
Staying true to my Hazel post though, I promise that dress fitting / making is still high on my agenda during the latter part of the year and you’ve already seen the long list of patterns awaiting my attention. Believe me, I’m itching to tackle them as soon as I can.
In the meantime though, I thought I’d share the vintage delights I recently had the pleasure of stumbling upon and consequently buying. Leicester isn’t exactly rich in vintage sewing supplies, so I always feel super privileged to find any, especially when they are this special!
This 1940s cotton swimsuit is in mint condition and the best news is that it actually fits me...can you imagine how happy this made me?
The bodice has boning for extra structure, the sides are ruched to flatter and the elasticated back is very forgiving. The straps are buttoned on making them easy to remove, I prefer tying them in a halter-neck, but they do button to the back bodice as well.
Splendid (and lots) of vintage / antique lace
My heart literally skipped a beat when I saw these lengths of stunning, drapey 1940s fabric...the colours are so vibrant!