Hi, I've finally got to the computer. The rest of the family have been hogging it all evening. I am making a Tudor costume for my 8 year old daughter to wear to a re-enactment day at school. I am a bit of a novice but I have managed to adapt a 70's velvet evening dress that I bought on Ebay and have embellished it to look Tudor. I have also made an underskirt, a bum roll and am about to embark on a headress! Not only that, but I am enjoying the sewing so much that I am making a mini costume for Livia! My husband now thinks I have gone completely mad, but it is going to look so sweet! My older daughter, Stella, has hatched a bit of an evil plan as she insists that Livia goes dressed as a serf, while she is going to be an aristocrat! Sisters, eh?!
The machine is ancient, it is a beautiful, manual Singer - brilliant as it is silent while Liv sleeps. I might have to show you all a picture of the pair of them dressed up, once it's all finished..