I'll start with a bit of sewing news. This is my dotty Collette Monetta.
I made this as a wearable muslin before cutting my next one from some favourite fabric. From the photos you probably think the dress looks fine, but the fabric is really cheap knit which I bought from ebay ages ago before I realised that really cheap fabric usually looks like it! The white shows through when the fabric is stretched.
I really like the fit of the dress. I cut a medium and it fits well. I found the waist really fiddly, where you are supposed to stretch clear elastic to gather the waist, and I haven't got it very even. In my next version I might trim a little off the width so it is a little less gathered.
I made the version with the collar, but as you can see it doesn't lie very flat, and so I won't make this version next time. I think the collar does give the dress a more vintage vibe though.
I'm wearing the dress at Morecambe Vintage by the Sea where Dan and I had a lovely time. There were some fantastic outfits.
Gorgeous vintage cars.
... and I picked up a fantastic bargain with a lovely 1912 portrait of a lady and dog to match my recent purchase from Glasgow Vintage Fair. I love both these portraits.
followed by a great evening at the Lowry Theatre
We saw WarHorse and the staging was fantastic. The horses are amazing and actually get ridden! Although some of the acting seemed a little over the top, it is still well worth seeing.
So it's been a busy couple of weeks, and lots of fun! Hope you have had some fun times too.