I say, remember me? It’s been another long blog vacation for me. My enthusiasm has been wavering and scoring very little on the “can’t be bothered- o - meter” (patent pending), and to be honest, I’ve struggled to think of anything to write about. I’m just one big bore!
Thankfully, Mammy dearest has helped out old grumpy knickers here L, by finishing off one of my ‘projects’ for me. So at least now I have something to show off… want to see? Obviously you have no choice in the matter as I’m going to show whether you shout “yes please” or “no ta”!
So what do you think? Okay, it’s not the most amazingly wonderful dress in the world, but personally I rather like the simplicity of it.
The pattern dates from 1947 and has been on my wish list to make for an absolute age. In fact, ever since I found it in a bundle of vintage patterns that once belonged to my grannie and great aunts. Unfortunately, the original pattern was too big for me, but when I came across it in a Tupney size (in other words, stick size) I positively pounced upon it!
The fabric was one I had stashed away- no idea where or when I bought it. I had originally saved it for my Birthday ‘dress’ suit (haha), though, I soon had second thoughts on the matter and chose this dress instead. Mammy cut out the pieces for me as I certainly can’t be trusted with matching up anything. Having said that, I did sew it together… just look at those beautiful chevrons!!!
Oh fiddles, perhaps I didn't match them up very well after all... ah well, as my gran keeps on saying to me.."a blind man on a galloping horse would be glad to see it" or of similar phrasing. I think she said it was something her mother used to say... well, whatever is it was, it makes me chuckle! Anyway, this was a snap of the back. I'm glad to say that the front chevrons ARE perfect!
So a big "Ta Very much" goes to my mammy. For without her help I'd be near naked in these photos ... EEK, what a horrendous thought!
And on that rather worrying note I shall bid you goodbye
(my apologies for leaving you with such an image)