Surprisingly, though, and much to my delight, I was able to make a commemorative ‘Armistice Blouse’ in time to wear on the 11th of November itself! I used a simple pattern from Truly Victorian and embroidered the front panel with white poppies, inspired by a circa 1920s apron my sister Morag gave me for my birthday. The blouse is a little loose in the shoulders, and I hope eventually to make a guimpe to wear beneath it, but on the whole I’m very pleased with it. Here are some photos of the blouse!
A close-up of the embroidery.
Showing off my gorgeous Royal Vintage shoes which I wore with my outfit.
I made the skirt as well, a few years back, and the belt buckle is Edwardian, with vintage ribbon.
The vintage hat I bought in Glasgow.