Found on recent trip to parents attic….
isn’t it beautiful!! Look at some of these fabrics…
But it is not without damage, apart from the edge needed a whole new bias, some of the fabrics have been completely eaten away. I guess the only way to patch this is with careful applique’s 🙁

a lot of the red colours in patterns in particular have suffered 🙁

I’m going to keep it on my bed for a bit and will think/research about the best ways to repair it.
In the meantime here’s my outfit for an upcoming wedding.. I found the sparkly fairy cape in the attic. I remember paying quite a bit for it in uni so I’ll wear it again 🙂 Its a muslim fabric adorned with lots of beads by hand. The dress is great too because I bought it in the very middle of officer training when I was quite skinny, and I fit back into it now 🙂 Its covered in beads too with broderie anglais stlye cutouts 🙂

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Grandma’s Quilt and Pretty Dress-up was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling