I had been looking for a velvet jacket for ages and finally found a really lovely green one in the local charity shop. It fitted fine on the shoulders but was a bit roomy around the waist. I took the side seams and back seam in a bit, opted for hand stitching as velvet can … More Green Velvet Jacket and New Boots
While I was checking out the local charity shops for some more linen and cotton sheets for my Eco-Print Workshops, I spotted these: A lovely pale peachy pink Phase Eight Jacket, for £2.50 in The Salvation Army Shop. It will fit me nicely once the sleeves are shortened. The colour isn’t good on me, but … More Charity Shop Bargains
For a long time I have been looking for a good wool jumper or cardigan. My knitting is so slow, I still haven’t quite finished the lovely merino wool cardigan I started in the summer. Finally I found this, in the Salvation Army charity shop. A M&S Merino wool polo neck. A couple of sizes … More Cardigan Upcycle
So, I don’t go to many parties, but an invite to a surprise 50th Party, back in Burton upon Trent – I had to go! What to wear? Looking in my wardrobe, I have that lovely grey silk and cotton blouse, my favourite silk cardi and a couple of silk vest tops, but it’s winter! … More Party Invite and Nothing to Wear!
The grey silk and cotton blouse from the jumble sale needed altering to fit me. That pussy bow was just too much for me, I liked the soft collar though, so I’ve shortened it, to just tie at the front. The sleeves were too long and wide, as usual on me, being just 5 foot … More Grey Silk Blouse Refashion
These cropped trousers were from the local jumble sale. They are a lovely quality fabric, I think you would call it a bedford cord, the white stripe is a raised rib. They were an awful mid calf, slightly flared length, and I was in need of a pair of shorts that fit. After pinning up … More Shorts
I bought this pair of Monsoon wide leg linen trousers for £1. They fit me, but the button details were a bit chunky for me and the legs rather wide. I removed the buttons, cut off the tab at the back, and took in the side seams using an old pair of trousers (the ones … More Quick Trouser Alteration