Vintage Shopping, Sewing and Success

01 Aug

1   On the way home from my piano lesson this morning, I called into Daisy Rain Vintage again and was able to find a lovely lace piece to add to the front of my shirt for my costume.

Lace for my shirt

Lace for my shirt

2  Inspired as I was by Claire’s outfit yesterday, I rummaged about in my dear Mum’s haberdashery box where there are items that are 50 and more years old and found some beautiful lace which I have now hand-sewn to the cuffs of my shirt.

Old lace from Mum's collection

Old lace from Mum’s collection

3   To complete a happily creative day (while the rain has been helpfully watering the garden) I have turned a black pillowcase which we found last week on our trawl of the charity shops, into a cummerbund to add to my outfit. Another rummage in Mum’s box and I found a card of hooks and eyes to fasten it.  So, success! I now have my 1914 costume ready. I hope to have a photo taken tomorrow if the rain holds off. Fingers crossed for Sunday as the whole event is in the great outdoors.

Hook and eye fasteners

Hook and eye fasteners


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2 responses to “Vintage Shopping, Sewing and Success

  1. valeriedavies

    August 2, 2014 at 6:34 am

    fascinating… I’d forgotten all about hooks and eyes !!! and then there were press studs !!!


    • mybeautfulthings

      August 2, 2014 at 6:51 am

      Ther are press studs in Mum’s box too! Lovely to hear from you x



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