On the plus side I did receive two exciting pieces in the mail.
Happy camper dress with bakelite buckle. Photographed in the beautiful Californian sunshine.
These are from the lovely Nudee Dudee in California, my new best friend. Made to measure, in vintage or repro fabric. Not as beautifully finished as my sister's work, but it didn't take her a year to do them (still waiting Lola!) I'm saving my pennies for some shirts for work. What do you think of this pattern?
Or this one?
There are plenty more delightful patterns for me to dream of! Seems a shame that I don't know how to sew. It is one of my projects for the end of the year, as I really would like to learn. But I might need to start with something simple, like curtains for the kitchen - which should absolutely horrify Mr C.