Dressed for the Shops

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, November 21, 1935 (4388312153)
When I see old movies with women in floor-length dressing gowns, or when they’re going to the store and they’ve got a pillbox hat with a net over the eyes and white gloves, I’m offended that I can’t go to the store like that.
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Upskilly & Stuff 6: The Dressing-Gown

Sometimes you stitch the project up… and sometimes the project stitches you up. I struggled long and hard with finding motivation for this project, and I think it was largely because it’s so very much a draft copy or ‘wearable toile’. The fabric is so old and worn and it sheds white fluff like there’s no tomorrow.

Old Rags Into New Cloth- Salvage in Britain, April 1942 D7447
Deborah trying to hold the fluff at bay.
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A Writer’s Life

Jean Grimou-Le Buveur de champagne
“He’d heard that writers spent all day in their dressing gowns drinking champagne. This is, of course, absolutely true.”
Terry Pratchett, Snuff