An impromptu trip up to Hull to visit an old lady intent on selling her 85year old stash of vintage bits. I accompanied the rather fabulous owner of Marcos & Trump to help her in selecting a vast collection of incredible condition dresses. Jaw-dropping numbers of rooms stocked with rails and boxes neatly labelled '1930s satin sheets' or 'pantyhose: 1950s' or 'wool crochet'.
I managed to secure myself two little items. I am in the realms of the penniless at the moment (eight months of study will do that to a girl) so I had to restrain myself. We also had to be rather frustratingly offhand about the whole stash, in order to get the best prices.
Anyway, this piece of linen is jewel-bright in real life, so will make myself a skirt forthwith. The dress I purchased for the princely sum of £12 needs a little mend. I will post pictures when it's all done.
Can you tell that (a) I'm off college now on Easter holidays and (b) I've got an essay to write. I swear to goodness that the frequency of my posts is directly related to the amount of work I have to produce.