Even though I have been v.v. busy with college (microteach coming up next week when I will be teaching my fellow students .... eek!), I have still been sourcing lots of interesting textiles every time I go outside the house. Of course, I try to sneak these purchases inside as I am meant to be decluttering (oh yes!), but somehow a little dog always gives me away as he sniffs the bag of textiles out. I do wash all textiles pretty much as soon as they are over the threshold. Coats, Dry Clean Only, more or less anything gets washed. Fortunately, laundry disasters are few & far between. Particularly with the vintage garments I am sure that manufacturers labelled them Dry Clean Only as they knew that the alternative was the hubble bubble of a 70s twin tub washing machine or worse!
In between writing assignments there are always a few minutes to while away looking at Pinterest. I am happily researching different fashion styles & was surprised to learn that some of the garments I have been creating recently would not be out of place in mori girl or dolly kei pinboards. Indeed, I would almost go so far as to say that good old Laura Ashley in the 70s was probably the first mori girl!
Once my microteach is over next week, the sewing machine & overlocker will be put to full use again .... In the meantime, some pics of some of my recent creations which I am now thinking have a distinct dolly kei vibe! I made a secret pocket to go under the layers of the skirt, & embroidered it with SECRETS ... x