Pretty nostalgic gathering

So last weekend I went with my friends of the Dig for Victory Show to promote next years event at the Pretty nostalgic magazine gathering. It's was your typical rainy autumn day but since most of the event was kept inside the amazing Kings weston house, we all stayed nice and cosy.
Liz and Sam had done a great job selecting some wonderful memorobilia to display on our table. I brought the bunting and the purple dress I made for the wedding I went to earlier this year.
The barrage balloon is our logo since we are in the making of a 1940's mini festival, here is a link to last years.
I had a walk around to see who else was there and found the wedding rooms to be one of my favourites.
Beautiful table settings and cakes.
Some really cool corsets.
mmm, pretty luggage!
In the hallway I found some nicely dressed up Blitz buddies, a lovely bunch of WWII re-enactors.
They took some cool photos in the staircase.
Outside it almost looked like a film set.
The blitz buddies.
Corwin and I had some breakfast tea and toast, for lunch.
When we came back upstairs some ladies were dancing-Jane Austen style.
I had brought some sewing projects and was embroidering and hand sewing redcrosses on aprons for the nurses at the hospital.
I had a great time even though it was a long day. Later in the evening we went to the halloween party and if anyone was wondering I went with the red roses. It seemed the most appropriate!

Sypeppen in october

So this week my sewing machine broke down for good, refusing to ever let the needle go forward again. I was really angry but considering I bought in Lidl about two years ago, I really should have seen it coming. So I've got a new machine which arrived on friday and I haven't been able to unpack it properly yet but this time it's more of a real machine. A Brothers XN2500 tihihi!
About "sypeppen" I have managed to do at least two things with the mind set of upcycling and recycling. Firstly I made a new dressing gown for a friends mother as hers were getting a bit torn. I used the old dressing gown as a pattern and was given some lovely silk cotton with a peacock liberty print to work with.
I do this with a lot of my clothes when they just can't be worn any more. Just cut the skirt or what ever apart by the seams and draw a pattern using all the pieces and then you can make a new skirt in a different material with a pattern you know will fit you!
This is the original, made in Peru.
This is the new one that I made.
The beautiful print.
Pockets and collar.
The secong thing I was thinking that you can do is to do a print on an old t-shirt or top. I used a fabric pen which I bought at Topshop, called graffiti pens and made this Monki top mermaidy.

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