...or, should I say, swimming costume dilemma.
What is she on about now, I hear you cry. Well, recently, I re-discovered this little beauty languishing in the back of my wardrobe.
Beeeeoooootiful isn't it?
I bought this 1950s swimming costume about 13 years ago at a car boot sale, never wore it (dunno why as it did fit if I remember rightly) and had it on display in the bathroom of our old house. Since moving house 10 years ago, I'd forgotten all about it it until now.
It's made of cotton, has a lovely ruched front with an elasticated back. It has a detachable strap which buttons onto the inside so the lucky wearer can wear it halter style or strapless. The orange tulips are gorgeous, don't you think? And even more vibrant than my pictures show.
Sadly, the elastic at the back of the cossie is no longer elasticky (no, I don't think that's a word either). So, the dilemma is: do I keep the swimming cossie as an almost but not quite fine example of the 1950s swimsuit or do I transform it into ..........(1950s swimwear fans, look away now)......a cushion cover (or some such thing)!
What would you do?
I've also got a largish number of 1950s/60s dresses which I used to wear, back in the day, that are also languishing in my wardrobe. I'll show you them sometime. I still wear a couple of them but the rest don't fit me anymore and I can't bring myself to sell them. Oh dilemmas, dilemmas..........