I have been firmly in love with 1950’s early 1960’s fashion for as long as I can remember and have many pieces of original and copied styles in my wardrobes. Last Summer 09 I made a full circle skirt which I have worn lots to work and at home. Today I am going to cut and make another skirt which will be made out of a very dark burgundy medium weight polyester. I was convinced when I found the material in my favourite material shop – Jersey Vogue that it was wool but the owner told me that it was an Italian polyester which was used for suits. Three metres of the material, plus lining, zip and thread came to under £20! Over the summer I also purchased a lovely net petticoat from Toast. It has three layers of fine net and gives a lovely fullness without any stiffness. Although I love 50’s look, I want to try to keep the up to date, the softer net is nicer to wear. It was quite hard photographing the fabric as the weight kept pulling it off the dummy and the light and flash kept taking away the true colour.