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.
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.
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.
August 2, 2014 at 6:34 am
fascinating… I’d forgotten all about hooks and eyes !!! and then there were press studs !!!
August 2, 2014 at 6:51 am
Ther are press studs in Mum’s box too! Lovely to hear from you x