Double-take II

My favourite purple corduroy skirt, created c. 2010 from a maternity dress that I made in the 1980s was looking rather shabby.

Happily the voluminous dress just provided sufficient fabric for a second edition (in a slightly more modest length).

I plan to turn the blouson bodice of the dress into a jacket one day too!

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Weekend Winter Wardrobe

Over a long weekend, several garments were created in anticipation of wintery weather ahead.

A pinafore was created by removing the sleeves of a charity-shop Jigsaw find (not pictured) and the Sew-in-Company reserve of fabric lengths was raided to create another pinafore and two skirts.

£1.99 Oxfam fabric length (before white flaw removed)

Same pattern, different fabrics & waist finishes

Sid enjoying soft wool tweed!

Pirates of Penzance

A new, delightful, Sew-in-Company experience this week – joining a friend in the kitchen of a primary school near Luton to tackle the cotumes for a Bedford Youth Opera production of the Pirates of Penzance.  The stage design and principal costumes made by the Art Director are fantastic – if you would like to see them, buy a ticket.  From listening to the young performers rehearse, I can promise a wonderful evening’s entertainment!

Vintage Book Fabric

The last of the length of vintage fabric combined with some offcuts of white to make a unique dress (see 12 March, Recovering Boards and 9 May, Book Club Blouse posts) .

Although it has a recycled linig, the cotton skirt is not the best of quality so the garment may not be a pleasure to wear (in which case the top section will be converted into a bouse!).