I had a huge smile on my face on Tuesday as I come in the front door, laid on the mat was the "vintage" parcel I'd been waiting for!
Let's start at the beginning.
I bought a vintage overall that was too big,
so I tried to put a nip and a tuck here and there and even a belt round but it still didn't look right,
then I read that the lovely Rachelle from "Ted and Agnes" blog was making skirts and frocks.
I ordered the "rose and peony" skirt from Rachell and I was ever so pleased with it, so I asked her if she could "snippety snip" the overall and make it into a skirt for me and guess what, "she only said "yes"!!
Rachelle did a marvellous job with it as it now fit's "like a glove" and I'm ever so pleased, it has a lovely pocket on the front and red lace on the bottom....pure granny chic!!
I stitched some buttons down the side and with the pieces that were left over I made a flower brooch that my lovely friend Mandy showed me how to make,
I stitched a few red stones in the middle to give it a bit of "sparkle"
and with Jenny from "The Custard's" expert guidance I made a purse to match.
I lined the inside with some white linen
and pinned my lovely Cath kidston strawberry brooch on the front, with Jenny's help I found it quite easy to make, the bit I was worried about was getting the glue all over the place, but I didn't.
So there we are one vintage overall = a skirt, purse and brooch, I'm loving this "upcycling" malarky I'll have to see what else I've got!!