You can probably tell I've changed a lot of the colours. I blocked the pieces first ...
The neck has stitches picked up which I always find challenging, but it didn't go too badly. I used Grandma's stretchy cast-off to make sure the neck wasn't too tight.
Sewing up was also quite a challenge. I found a really useful video to explain how to sew up the shoulders and they were pretty successful. Overall I am pretty pleased, it will be a very warm jumper for winter. The only change I would have made is to make the welt a little smaller.
A trip to a fairly poor vintage fair near Preston did turn up this little gem and for only £5. I really love it and although I can't find out anything about the age it does feel 50s. Great quality look at the lovely buttons.
.... and this dress just made me want to grab a suitcase and head to a steam train!!
We had a lovely sunny trip out to Dalton Wildlife Park. We always enjoy feeding the penguins.
We really enjoy a day with the animals, and it's very hands-on there. The funniest thing was the rather strange giraffe who seemed to be trying to fit a very large tongue into too smaller space.
Hope you have enjoyed some sunny fun and some beautiful flowers.