*Very* quick this one – as in, countdown-clock-ticking, “Hurry up darling, we’ve got to catch a train,” husband-tapping-at-watch quick make …
I found this gorgeous peacock fabric on Goldhawk Road with Bryony a while back:
We thought it’d make a rather glamorous evening wrap, perhaps trimmed with some elegant black fringing.
Then at the trimmings stall in Shepherd’s Bush Market (you *have* to go there, it’s a real Aladdin’s cave – expect a post on it next month) I spotted this:
There was much ooh-ing and squealing with delight.
So yesterday morning I whipped it up into a very simple shawl – doubled over the fabric, sewed up the long side, then added trim to the two shorter sides.
The trim is sandwiched between the two turned-in sides, but I had to top-stitch it to ensure the feathers lay nicely.
I wore it last night to Glyndebourne over a black dress, accessorised with my grandmother’s evening bag, Tatty Devine’s Horse and Carriage necklace and a bunny bracelet from Miwary. We saw Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the last performance of the season, and I felt suitably sylvan.
The only challenge now is how to protect it from the cats. Hector in particular has form at destroying feather accessories. “Look! Look! I killed it for you!”