We went to the Fashion Museum as had looked at going before but it was when they had the Diana exhibition and it had long queues and I wasn't much interested in seeing her stuff to be honest so we decided today we'd go and have a look. It's interesting, there's a bit where you can try on corsets and underskirts which was fun if you don't have to listen to a father of an 8 year old girl tell her she's fat (she most certainly wasn't) and needed the corset to which she burst into tears and through sobs was berrating him for being horrible. Thankfully he apologised but quite frankly what an awful thing to say to an (approximate age) eight year old! He'll wonder in 3 years time why she's got an eating disorder if he keeps coming out with useful comments like that. But I digress...here's me having fun twirling to my hearts content!
|I'm gonna need to get me one of these!|
Here's a few photos from inside, most places you weren't supposed to take photos and to be frank, most of it was geared to the 1800s, which although fascinating, wasn't my thing and it just seemed to be because it was Jane Austin's era which is wrong as there is a whole museum dedicated to her and the space could have been used to showcase other things. Ah well, that's my two penny's worth!
|This is from the wedding dress collection they're exhibiting at the moment think it said 1947|
|Close up of the top/jacket as love the details|
Here's another very pretty 1940's dress that I think I may ask Mena from the Sew Weekly on the Make This Look feature to work her magic on and tell me where I can get a similar pattern and if anyone knows of a similar pattern of fabric let me know!
|that lovely green number in the centre with the stars|
|Me made lotus cami, a-line skirt and necklace, was also using a me made shopping bag not seen here|
So I've been delaying the inevitable but I suppose I'll just have to confess, I've broken my pledge only days into it...stop laughing Sarah, it's not funny! haha! :) But I have a really good excuse, it was sooooo perfect and it was for charity and it was such a good price and it's vintage and I can't think of any more excuses so I'll stop and then show you the rest as as soon as I caved I binged!
|It's Laura Ashley pincord|
|How funky a pattern is that?|
So then we went into the Makery Emporium, and Oh! what a wonder it is! Take you pack mules, you'll need it to carry home all the lovely stuff you can get in the little shop! It wasn't all for me what was purchased there, in fact the biggest expense was the striped jersey for a top for J.
|black and white stripe jersey|
|the green velvet ricrac on the wooden reel is from the makery but the yellow velvet ricrac is from the market|
|6 fat 8th I think they probably are, mostly Echino prints but one Lauren and Jessi Jung print on the far left|