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.