The two of us had a girlie afternoon at the theatre yesterday watching Matilda the Musical. It was right in the heart of Theatreland and when we came out under the crisp, dark sky the road was illuminated by newly switched on Christmas lights. It looked as magical as the show we had just seen. Why am I telling you this? Firstly, because you must try and see it if you should ever get the chance, you will not regret it for one moment. And secondly, because my girl wore this dress. Matilda's audience was heavy with little girls, all spruced up for the occasion with eager expressions and excited voices and it made for a very special outing with my girl.
I wouldn't say no to a bigger version for myself, I think, especially since lantana is a wonder fabric for the cooler half of the year. Mirabelle has to be one of my favorite Liberty prints, in fact it's already been used in a different colour way here, both snaffled from Fabrics Galore. My Mecca! I used turquoise cotton lawn for the lining and matching vintage buttons down the back and I have a feeling this is going to be one of the Model's favourites too. The dress is a modified version of a pattern previously used in this post and came originally from this brilliant Japanese book.
You're going to have to excuse me again for wrapping this post up in a rather untidy way. Our packers have arrived, cups of tea and choccie biscuits out of the way, and now they are springing into action, emptying the house of all our possessions. These three men have done it all before but I must confess I am resigned to being a bit of a quivering wreck this week. It's a little strange, knowing that our tables and chairs, knives and forks, beds and chests of drawers will be on the water next week and I have my fingers tightly crossed for some calm seas over the next month or so. It's also odd that we probably won't be reunited with the majority of it for several more months whilst it sits patiently in storage. Packing up to three seasons worth of clothing into a handful of suitcases is setting quite a challenge, too. But no matter .. it is an adventure we set out to have and an adventure we shall have! Will tell you more next time, in what will probably be my last post in Blighty ..
Have a restful week, everyone!