It's been a productive couple of days in my wee studio, getting things all set up and ready to go. I finally made myself a dedicated photography space which makes me twelve kinds of happy.
Oh look, there's me...looking all happy...standing-in for myself to check my lighting. (You may recognize the dress from this post.)
I've been working on getting a few things ready for the relaunch of the shop. I managed to stumble into some items from the Victorian era through to the Twenties at an antique store...yes really. Three boxes worth...yes really. (I know, I'm still having trouble believing it.)I was on my way to a local pub with one of my closest friends for lunch and a pint and we decided to pop into a little antique store and there they were.
The moral of this story: always pop into hole-in-the-wall antique shops and Guinness is a vintage clothing girl's best friend. Anyhoo, this is a silk dress that I wish, wish, wish I fit into. Alas, I do not.
Here's a bit of a mystery for you. I posed the question on my Instagram already, but if any of you have any ideas I'd appreciate the insight. Included with those clothes was this Victorian era nightgown. It has a name and a number handwritten on the bottom of it. I'm wondering what would be the reason for this? Could the 88 be 1888? Any info would really be appreciated!
And finally, one of my latest creations. I'm really loving these collars and I think I'm going to have to make myself a couple of high necked, full skirted dresses to wear them with this spring!
Happy Saturday everyone!