Saturday, 29 January 2011

Make do and mend

Still no kasia skirt - this is where I am up to:

However, I had a great boost today. I occasionally get given things through my local freecycle group and today I went to pick up a large collection of vilene (interfacing). It was a large shoebox sized packet so should keep me going for ages. I met a lovely lady called Marjorie and I had told her on the phone that I was a bit of a novice sewer so she also gave me this fabulous booklet:

How lovely of her! It's dated 1947 and I just love it. My favourite page so far tells me which colours should suit me:

I'm currently an Auburn, (top right) so it's greens and browns for me, apparently. I will soon be in the going grey section though....

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