Having had no luck finding any more of the fabric to replace the front section I had
The matching isn't absolutely perfect but as near as, and since this is for a 'costume' I am happy enough with the result.
Of course whenever I have a potential disaster making something you can guarantee that as soon as one thing is solved something else goes wrong. So having spent all afternoon trying to get this as perfect as possible, I make up the dress, try it on and the zip broke.
Put it down, go get a glass of wine and just leave it!
I am not meant to wear this dress am I?
Later on I returned though determined not to be defeated. I put in a new zip, finished the skirt, added some vintage buttons and voila. Just the hem to finish now and then its done!
I don't think you will be able to see the 'repair' when I wear it
Unless the wind blows that is!
The inside patchwork seams
What a relief. I would be lying if I were to say this has been an enjoyable sew. And even my favourite vintage pattern isn't so appealing at the mo. However I do believe that I have truly embraced the 1940s ethos of 'make do and mend' quite literally!
Have you tossed many disasters in the bin, or are you like me and won't admit defeat?
But for now I think I'll step away from the machine. I have a floor length 'Scottish Widow' type cloak to tackle next with a large cowl hood. I think I need to have my sensible head on for that.
Wish me luck