I've become obsessed with The Bletchley Circle. The fact that it was cancelled after 7 episodes is a travesty. It's the first show I've seen with a woman who is a capable mathematician, and here are four hunting down serial killers in post-war London. The luscious costumes don't hurt either.
I would absolutely buy that a 15-year-old hand-knit this cardigan. Well done to the costume designer.
God, this is a bleak time. Let's fast-forward to the fifties.
I am obsessed with this woman's hair. Doesn't she look just like a cameo pin?
I think this sweater is fantastic. The neckline seems super high for Millie.
We're in for a lot of twee little collars from Lucy. I wonder if that changes in season two.
I love the scalloped lapels on Millie's coat. The outerwear on this show is generally enviable.
I have no idea what is happening with this fabric, but it's the best thing ever.
I do wonder why they're all wearing coats inside. Coal rationing, maybe?
I recently discovered Disneybounding and it's basically the best thing ever. I was dying to make a costume for the X-men: Apocalypse premiere and I needed to muslin a new bodice, so here we are:
I traced a raglan-sleeve bodice and made it bigger to compensate for a stable knit. It didn't work too well, but I found the same dress two sizes up at the op shop so I can try again. The skirt is a circle, and the jacket is thrifted.
Three guesses who I am, and the first two don't count.
One of the other teachers is expecting his first child in June, so I went on a hunt for garments to cut up. I decided to stop by the Cat Protection Society shop in Newtown, and I'm so glad I did. It's a small shop, about 10 meters by 8 meters, and their garment section isn't terribly organized, but that doesn't matter. The main attraction was the baskets of clothing that were $5 for a bagful. I ended up with 26 pieces for $10, and I also bought 2 patterns for a dollar each. Apparently the bins are temporary, but they've been there for a few weeks so far.
Cat Protection Society NSW Inc 103 Enmore Road Newtown 2042
I went to the Anglicare warehouse recently- unfortunately, they've since moved. It was a good experience, though. They had huge bins of clothing, so I bought a carrier bag full. It was less than a kilo, so I got 6 things for $8. I'd definitely recommend it if you're near their new location.