This weekend's gone by in a blur... Saturday I spent 15 hours at work and emerged feeling utterly disorientated and today I headed to the homeland to see Mother dearest. We went to Farnham Maltings. Farnham's a place very dear to my heart as I spent many a happy evening in my youth at drama classes at the Redgrave Theatre, I also remember going to the Maltings as a kid with my folks, who enjoyed the odd antique fair (when I say odd I mean odd hundred!) So it was lovely to return to the place.
I thoroughly recommend a visit if you're that way. Farnham itself is a pretty town, and the Maltings runs a wide range of events, classes and fairs. Today was the first Vintage Fair the venue has hosted, and I was rather impressed by what I saw (pictures of goodies bought will be posted soon.) Hopefully another event will be organised... If you're reading Farnham Maltings... pretty pleeesae do another soon?!
Anyway, I decided to don my beloved 1930s dress, it's a flattering style from about 1934 (at least I think it is... any other guesses?) It falls to low calf and has the most amazing embroidery on it... From looking inside my wardrobe, I've realised that I have a thing for florals and embroidery, this dress involves both which makes me super happy! here is the little beauty...
|A close up of my special frock|
|I love the length and the cut|
|A pattern I've found which looks simular. C.1934|
Whoever made this was a clever seamstress, the embroidery is so precise, and the cut is super flattering, it makes me look long and lean, when in reality I'm only 5ft 4" and rather curvy!
I've yet to decipher what fabric it is. It was sold to me as cotton. But it doesn't feel like it. A clever lady who's in the know on such things says it's silk, and I have a feeling it could be a silk blend as the fabric has a slub grain to it and feels fairly thick.
Alas, due to my uncertainty on fabric and along with the embroidery I can't find a dry cleaner willing to touch it, which is annoying as it has some water marks and lipstick marks on it. Fortunately I've managed to soak the worst out... but I still want to brighten it up. Any ideas my lovely readers?
Anyway, I really must get to bed. Sweet dreams one and all