1940s blitz blouse and super high waisted trousers....a sewing/outfit post at last!!!!!!!!!

It's been ages since I have posted anything I have made and it's about time that I change that and start breaking the cycle of blogging laziness. I am trying to ease myself back into it. Not that easy but I remember how much I used to enjoy blogging and sharing my thoughts and creations with you guys.

This week I decided to start working on some of the vintage patterns I bought over the summer. I posted about a bunch of vintage blouse patterns in May and finally got around to making simplicity 4139. I got inspired after reading this post and remembered I had the pattern myself.

It was super easy to whip up. I used a very light cotton lawn in a pretty red floral print. I have the same material in green still waiting to be transformed. I think I might make another blouse from it. 

I combined the blouse with one of my Autumn/Winter collection staple pieces. Extreme high waisted wide legged trousers.
I think I am really getting into 1940s designs for the winter. I need more from that period.
 I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I did....It was the calm before the storm.We're moving next weekend. Boooooooooooo,not looking forward to the mess but I am looking forward to our new place. It'll only be for a few months until we'll be moving again but that's army lifer for you. Be prepared for possible house/moving posts coming up.


Nice people = lots of sewing patterns = super happy me

I have been on lots of business related courses lately to lean and improve my own business skills. It's very interesting and slightly overwhelming if you are doing everything yourself. But if you are in a similar situation like me and start up your own business, I highly recommend getting as much information as you can. Go to workshops and use every single opportunity to learn new things, find out the latest trends in business and most of all meet new and exiting people.
I have met business owners of all sectors new to business and some who have been trading for years. I have also made some great contacts that I will probably get back to in the near future.

On one of my last workshops I met a very wonderful lady who is running a very successful company specialising in fine dining in care homes.There is a business idea I haven't heard of before but they are doing very well and I think it's a great idea.

Anyways, after a brief conversation with Marguerite (the business owner) and exchanging what our businesses are, she remembered she still had a huge box of old sewing patterns that once belonged to her mother. She said she would post them to me if they would be of any use to me. Of course I couldn't say no to a kind offer like that. After the workshop we exchanged contact details and went our separate ways......

A week or so passed and I of course forgot......I have bad memory every now and then....

And then this huge package arrived:
I had no idea what it was as I had forgotten about the promise. Please excuse my awful scarf pattern and dress pattern combo but I was ill and not prepared for pictures that day.......
At this point I started to remember.........
And at this point I felt pretty overwhelmed by the amount of patterns Marguerite had send me. What a kind lady. It's a huge selection of 1960s, 70s and 80s patterns. A few are kids patterns which I passed on to my friend as she makes kids clothing. I haven't had time to check through the patterns thoroughly but once I have and know which ones I will use in the future, I will share some of them with you lovely readers. So stay tuned for a giveaway.
I feel like so much kindness must be shared.
I did send Marguerite a big bunch of flowers which hopefully made her just as happy as me. Christmas came early this year!!!
Have you ever met anyone who over showered you with kindness like that?