MMJ22 – Libraries. Where Shhhh Happens.

The good news: Stella agreed to be my Me Made June Stranger.

The bad news: She was late returning her book and I was forced to issue her with a 50p fine and a telling off.

Only joking! Stella was a good sport, and no mistake. So was the kind librarian taking the photograph of me living out my librarian fantasy. ‘I’ll stand here, and you stand there, and make sure you get the skirt in the photo, and I’m going to pretend to stamp this book…’ Urgh, bossy! We’ve created a monster, people. But what fun I had!

I’m wearing my Simplicity 2512 skirt. Yes, another wool skirt in June. This weather is crazy! At least everything in my self-made wardrobe is getting an airing, including autumn items.

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on yesterday’s post. I thought the day couldn’t get any better, then I rolled up at an exhibition at Morley College to see this:

That purple dress on the left? That’s my V8667! Here I am, looking like a proud mum when her kid’s just won the egg and spoon race:

How cool is that?

There were some gorgeous hats inside the exhibition too, made by students:

Right, I’m off. There’s another dress that needs finishing. Before I go, may I point you in the direction of this guest blog post featured today at Experiments and Accidents. It involves a certain someone making a fool of herself in public, as per usual.

By the way. Those library books collecting dust on your bedside table… You are going to return them, aren’t you? Don’t make me issue any more fines.

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20 Responses to MMJ22 – Libraries. Where Shhhh Happens.

  1. Jane says:

    Ah, you’ve just lived out another of my childhood dreams to be a librarian (working in a chippy being the first one). I even had a stamp for my books and a fine box! And big CONGRATULATIONS on your dress being in the exhibition! It looks fantastic, you famous girl you! x

  2. I love the purple dress, that’s got a really nice shape and the colour is gorgeous! I’m really impressed!

    As for being a librarian… Honest, trust me, it’s not all it lives up to be. I’m a librarian, but there’s no stamping books in my library. We’ll have the fines though – it’s the only way we make any money!

    I spend all my spare time sewing and my library colleagues love to guess what I’ve made and what I haven’t!

  3. Stevie says:

    Congratulations hon! Thats great news. That dress looks lovely in the window all that work payed off huh?

  4. Debbie Cook says:

    How fun to see your dress in the window!

    Yesterday was library day here too. I hadn’t been in so long my card had expired and I had a forgotten fine. All straight now, as long as I don’t forget to bring back the books on time again.

  5. Sarah says:

    Your MMJ posts are THE BEST EVER!! You need an award – seriously! Congratulations on your dress being front and centre!! That’s marvellous!! Well-deserved, too. 🙂

  6. Elizabeth says:

    OMG!!! That is so frakking amazing! Kudos. Congrats. WOW!!! oh and the dress is gorgeous!

  7. MrsC says:

    Wow, that’s one to be dropped into conversations for the foreseeable future! “Oh this? Yes, I just got it back from an exhibition in London…” and variations hehehe. Well done, fantastique!

  8. Your dress looks like it was made specifically for that display, it looks stunning there!
    Yup, I echo Nikki’s post, being a librarian ain’t all that… but I still liked it while I did it. And then I defected to archives 😉
    (How did you know about my overdue library books on my bedside table?! They’re not dusty, honest!)

  9. Debi says:

    I love the library! To actually be able to stand BEHIND the desk WITH the stamp…how awesome is that! Totally my dream 🙂

  10. Sherry says:

    Congratulations on getting your dress in the window! Love your ‘librarian’ outfit – that coral colour looks amazing on you. My library fines are usually from Burda mags or knitting mags, which they only lend for a week, boy a week goes fast!

  11. Judy Edmonds says:

    Being a librarian in real life, I can’t imagine what sort of librarian fantasy you might be entertaining! But cute regardless 🙂

  12. Suze says:

    What a great series of posts! They just get more fun every day! Congrats on having your dress in the window-it looks as good there as it does on you! And about those library books…

  13. Bold Sewist says:

    How I’ve missed reading your MMJ posts – I have some SERIOUS catching up to do! Love the librarian fantasy – haven’t we all had it?! And how FABULOUS that your dress is in the window – wow! Although it is of course totally well deserved! x

  14. Roobeedoo says:

    Wood Street Library! : )
    Is anyone else playing this spot-the-location game?!
    And well done on the famous dress – it looks gorgeous up there!

  15. fatty bumble says:

    That is so cool that your dress is being exhibited like that! You must feel so proud!
    I’m wearing my V2723 to sewing class tonight and hoping I get top marks from teacher!

    I’ve loved all your posts this Me Made June – I think you should definitely do the same for Me Made July!

  16. Kerry says:

    Well done on getting your dress featured! It looks great and am sure it will inspire budding seamstresses too.

  17. alizwa says:

    Hiya, well done for getting your dress exhibited, It was great to see it in person
    I was at Morley yesterday (my outfit is the yellow top in the next window by the way) and even the vice principle and the head of dept, Jean, were going on about how good your dress was. I literally threw myself into the conversation stating that I knew you….well, stalked your blog…..Think you may be getting more followers, since I couldn’t stop going on about this blog to the point where they both realised that I was a stalker!!!
    Well done, big pat on the back cos it truly is a great piece of workmanship and a beautiful dress.

    • Ooh, I was admiring that top and wondering who made it. It’s awesome! You must be very proud, too. Thank you for championing me at college! How lovely to hear what the tutors were saying. Thank you.

  18. Tilly says:

    Yay for your dress! It looks fantastic in that window. Next stop, Selfridges? Love today’s photo too.

  19. melissa says:

    Squeeeeeeee! Your dress in a shop window! How cool is that?? 😀

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