Another gorgeous day here in Blighty! Today I’m wearing my giant polka dot Sorbetto with the polka dot bias trim. It’s teamed with a take on the Gertie Gathered Skirt that I made right at the start of my sewing career. It’s a raw silk or taffeta or something, off Walthamstow market. A word to the wise: Gertie’s skirt works best with lighter fabrics. Heavy cottons come out really bulky around your middle.
I recently had someone ask me advice about makes for novices. I directed them straight to Gertie’s skirt and the Sorbetto!
I’m working from home today, but am going into town for a meeting later, so I wanted to look halfway smart. And the sunshine made me ache to be in a free-flowing skirt.
You want to know when I bought that sweet little vintage, beaded handbag? When I was in Sixth Form – 25 years ago!!! Back then, I don’t think I’d even heard the word ‘vintage’ but I was still an odd teenager who liked going to antique fairs on her own to gaze at the handbags, gloves and jewellery.
I guess you find your groove, even when you don’t know what your groove is.