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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

S1590 1940s Blouse Batik


1940s shirt from Simplicity 1590 pattern & quilting cotton. (*Outfit photos, March)
 Victorian bridge in central Reading (1839). It looked like a painting inside.

Collarless blazer Linea, House of Fraser sale / sold out.  Diamante necklace Alan Hannah (sale)  Jon Richard tennis bracelet (sale).


The blouse was too big choosing the size at the bust measurement so I took in the darts and sides to fit and rejoined at the peplum.  I used buttons in a wood-marbled colour that I found in a £2.50 multipack beige/brown. Folded at back collar. I chose a coffee coloured batik leaf print cotton (£7-8/m, Henley) x 1.5m. I decided on copper taffeta for the facings with self fabric for the curved part which attaches to the necklike and fusible interfacing for the rest (which wasn't so fusible on taffeta).

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Harcourt Arboretum &

We only visited the Harcourt-Arboretum section and not the meadows as my friend had to work in the afternoon. Upon arrival you are greeted by peacocks of petrol blue.

Oxford Christ Church
Mapledurham, Reading. Pumpkin Festival, Berkshire. Down a dirtpath adorned with blackberries, crab apples and sloeberries to Whitchurch, 2 1/2 mile Long Lane....
Oxford - Hinksey. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Eucalyptus Dress

Eucalyptus (UK brand) Georgia dress. 
 
I love everything abut this dress, especially the low hemline. It feels 40's vintage but not in a pastiche way. It has military features but looks ultra feminine and almost fairy-like.
Eucalyptus dresses: Rock my Vintage / Weekend Doll.  
Totally posing for my photos.

Had to snap photos with the hay bails still out.

Monday, 3 August 2015

30th Birthday & Beach Lizard!


Didn't go swimming this time just enjoyed the walk. Saw a wall lizard! Common in the south of england, looks similar and found on a  wall amongst rocks. I didn't have my camera on me until he was on the pavement from afar...


Friend. I take good photos!