Mr J and P bought me a rather large apron from the charity shop the other day. It really was far too big for little old me but he liked the fabric and so did I. So, I sewed up the ends and tied the ties and OMG I've actually made a skirt:
|Yes, a skirt! Made (almost) by my own fair hands.|
I never ever find any decent vintage clothing in charity shops anymore but, joy of joys, I did discover this lacey little number lurking in one of our local charity shops for a couple of quid.
It's a bit boxey but I'm sure with my newly acquired dress-making skills *er hem* I can sort that out.
Loving the lacey sleeves
and the Peter Pan collar *squeal*:
Back to skirts and I bought this vintage style skirt for another couple of quid recently. It's a skirt from Topshop and reminds me of my 50s skirts and dresses that I used to wear all the time but are now languishing in my wardrobe. The trouble is *whispers* they're all a little bit snug these days. I'm really going to have to get to grips with them one day.
My last charity shop buy is this little number which I'm loving and adoring big time. It reminds me of a silk head scarf my mum used to wear.
Oops, you can't see it properly can you? Here's a close up:
|It's silk (from GAP orginally) and has cute horsey worsies cavorting all over it. What more could a girl ask for!|
Going to work recently, wearing said silk skirt, I got on the crowded tube, shuffled inside and stood in front of a woman sitting down, who was a little younger than me. I noticed that she was staring at my skirt. Admiringly, so I thought. Seconds later she offered me her seat. I was so taken aback that I mumbled something like "No, I'm fine thanks" and buried my head in my book. Awkward.
Mmmmm, I expect I ought to be flattered that the woman thought I was young enough to be pregnant. Yes, dear readers, it's always good to put a positive spin on these situations and not dwell too much on the ample stomach issue. Dontcha think? Besides, my jam doughnut and cup of tea are calling me (they really are). Gotta dash.
Bye, bye and hope you all have an embarrassment-free weekend. xx