Relaxing Weekend

This weekend was spent in front of a cosy fire turning a piece of fabric found in my mother’s store into a simple skirt.

Sid approves the soft, pure wool fabric!

Sid approves the soft, pure wool fabric!

Neat & Simple

Neat & Simple

The length of fabric that I used for the lining was also just right to lengthen a dress for my daughter.

A simple way to lengthen a skirt.

A simple way to lengthen a skirt.

Upcycled Maternity Dress

This much-loved, mouse-nibbled, maternity dress made in the 1950s is made of fabric which I wonder may have been designed by the author Judith Kerr who worked for a fabric company after the war and produced work which was remarkably similar.

Old Pony-print dress

Mouse-eaten Maternity Dress

The garment was carefully taken apart, patched in one place, lined and turned into a simple skirt.

Pony-print skirt

60 Years Later!