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Fashioning A Tablecloth Mk2


Gosh,the gorgeous weather has been a distraction,hasn’t it?lovely but not conducive to sitting at my sewing machine indoors. However I have managed to make a dress which I thought I would share with you. I fell in love with the print around the border of a tablecloth I found a few weeks ago in a local charity shop.the pattern I chose to use is from the 80s and I knew by careful placement of the pattern pieces I could use the print to good effect.




Some of the images I cut out and then appliqu├ęd to create interest on the shoulder line.




…..and then I did this….again!



Gay Paris


Gay Paris

Found these in amongst a pile of flower prints in the delightful Snoopers Paradise in Brighton. A friend had given me an enchanting framed print of Paris and this led to my idea of creating a Paris feature wall in my home. I had fun finding frames in charity shops and distressed each one to give a vintage look overall. C,est magnifique!

What, where and more importantly, who?


Found this in a local charity shop, its everything I love about vintage. Have been told its probably made from stingray or sharkskin and may date from 1930s or 40s. Inside,just to add to my joy,was an envelope dated 1946,a clothing coupon from wartime,a suspender belt clasp and even an unsmoked Rollie!…how I would love to know more about this bag and its previous owner.just as a footnote,the manager of the shop found the bag out in the bins as staff thought it was not sellable. Mon Dieu!!