My new self-drafted top, blogged here.
New Look 6190 trousers, blogged here
Granny's crystal beads!
And yes... the inevitable Gap cardigan!
Today is the first time EVER I have been able to take my cardigan off with confidence while wearing these trousers, because AT LAST I have a top that covers the waist-slippage situation - woo hoo!
It is also the first time I have worn this set of beads from my grandmother's treasure trove of costume jewellery. I remember her wearing these on a Sunday for church.
I don't have many memories of my granny, as she died when I was 5. I am guessing that these beads date from the 1930's, but I may be wrong - they could be as recent as the 1950's. They are strung on a "silver" chain and are very heavy. I think they undercut the sportiness of that lilac stitching at the neck. I regret not waiting to buy matching thread!
I was very comfortable in this outfit, but I see that all the lumps and bumps of the belt and pleats show through the fabric - boo hoo!
Ah well, never mind, eh?