I say, its time to whip out ones hobbyhorse and set forth to the woods to meet Mr R. Hood and his band of merry men. Hehe, well, maybe not, as I think our childhood Dobby is up in the loft, plus I’m rather much taller now so I think it would need a considerably longer dowel (Like it’s even a possibility!!!). Not to mention the fact that I think it would be quite unwise for an impressionable young woman, like myself to enter into such company(Just think of the language!) No, certainly not...well, not unless I had a chaperon anyway!
So I have talked myself out of a woodland ramble, so instead what about a nice sedate leafy garden- where croquet is played on velvet lawns and where iced lemonade is served on a sun drenched terrace? Hmmm, yep, that’s the one for me. (Though a hog roast with merry men still holds a certain draw!)
Anyhoo, so I might not meet young Robin of Loxley, and I don’t know of such a garden but don’t you think my new outfit would be quite appropriate for either setting?! I certainly do, and if I accessorise correctly, this little ensemble should take me through a whole variety of occasions.
|lovely long skirt...|
|the pattern and the details...|
the skirt has two inverted pleats at the back and one at the front.
This 30’s ensemble is another one of Mammy’s creations. Isn’t it just splendid?! I’m so incredibly lucky. I would say that the pattern is from around 1936/37 ish (could be as early as 35, though I will stick with my original guess) and was originally a dress, but mum being mum made it into a costume so I could wear each piece with different things. Well, it’s always nice to have a change isn’t it!
|I just love the linked buttons- which can be change to match hats and belts, gloves, shoes....!|
|....and the back- you can just about see the pleats/vent thingies.|
So there you have it, my outfit for all occasions!