I started a much needed clean out of my actual creative space last night. I'm fortunate enough to have an entire room dedicated to my crafty world and even if that room is more like a cupboard, this teeny tiny room, just behind the front door is my little haven where I go to create, be inspired and very practically where I store all my crafty belongings!
Our house is old, and I often wonder what this room would have been back in the 30's or 40's when this house would have been built. I like to think it was a fancy cloak room, one where the ladies would de-robe from their fur coats (tut tut!) and the men would leave their waist-coats and hats.
During my clean up, I came across some beautiful deep purple coloured silk dupion fabric. Only it wasn't fabric, it was a dress that I had made myself some 10 years ago, that I actually forgot about.
This morning, I tried it on. It still fits! Yep - 10 years and two babies later, this little beauty fits. I remember buying this fabric whilst a uni student (and working at Lincraft) so I must have got it at staff discount price. I admire that I was courageous enough to cut into such beautiful fabric and make a dress of it. I do remember it was my 'good dress' back then! I wonder what made me banish it to the back of my fabric cupboard??? Anyone else done that?
I'm wondering if I can still get away with wearing it...It needs to be re-hemmed though - anyone know how best to hem silk??
Delve deep into the cupboard of more creativity here!