Just over a year ago, I attended the Horrockses exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum on a trip organised by Tilly and the Buttons. This was the first time we met – how could I possibly have known Tilly would be such a delight? (Other than by reading her blog, of course!)
It was a great exhibition and afternoon. Fast forward a year, and Horrockses have cottoned on to the vintage bug, by rejuvenating their brand to make homeware. I read about this at The Guardian here.
Horrockses, who have a grand tradition in 40s and 50s dresses, are also supplying a free pattern for a sundress! You can find the PDF link here. Shame I didn’t spot this sundress at the START of summer.
Horrockses suggest making the dress out of one of their new range quilt covers and pillow covers. That adds up to about £100 a dress. I don’t know. I don’t mind cutting up an old quilt cover, but something bought brand spanking new? At that price? Think I’ll go down Walthamstow market!
Still, it’s interesting that Horrockses have decided to rejuvenate. I wish they’d made some dresses, too. I probably couldn’t afford them, but it would be nice to dream.