Monday, 22 June 2015

Evacuee For The Day



Miss Belle is an evacuee for a day
on a school trip to Shugborough Hall.


Surprisingly for us we didn't have a suitable frock
 so I knocked this one up at the weekend, everything else we had in.
We had a bit of a debate about dress length,
 obviously it would have been a lot shorter but I wanted her to be able to wear it again.
  We decided the length by the good old fashioned, 'touch your toes can we see your knickers' test!


I think the boy doll is about the right period.
I bought it years ago with the intention of tidying it up for Louis
 but then I just couldn't bear to.
  He has been waiting for just this day.


As has this fabric, it's been in someones stash since before we went decimal
- February 1971.


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