I found this dress in one of the charity shops in Eastbourne. It's barely sewn together, with the basic darts and waist seams in place but with an open back and sleeves. Someone's half finished project said the shop lady and I'd have to agree. Never one to shy away from a craft-based challenge, for £1 I bought it and hoped desperately that it was vaguely my size.
When I got home and looked at it properly, the fabric is silk and the print is beautiful. Can you see it? Trees and branches, foliage and bushes. It think it's screen-printed as the print is so blocked. And the best bit? It could have been made for me. The fit is perfect and once the seams are sewn I think it might become a wardrobe favourite.
And the hat? Bought for 50p from a car boot sale for purely decorative purposes! I look like a crazy lady in it but couldn't resist the vintage silk flowers!