i'm never going to take a good picture in artificial light.

nor am i going to get this bodice out of a meter of fabric.  i wonder if the shop's open tomorrow...

newness: sewing vintage. well, vintish. this is on its way to becoming vogue 1044, '50s design but modern instructions and a multisized pattern (although apparently not resized for modern underpinnings, i may need to make a few alterations).

and on this topic a whole new world of reading material, not least sew retro - a group blog for vintage sewists - and gertie's new blog for better sewing - where our intrepid heroine attempts to sew a complete '50s wardrobe.