Despite a rather disastrous attempt to visit Madame Tussauds (three-hour queue? I don’t think so!) we had a thankfully successful day out in London this Bank Holiday weekend. We took a stroll around Covent Garden (loved the cute Moomin shop!) before seeing some kooky modern art at the Tate (including a cloth-covered sewing machine – no I’m not sure why either) and finishing the day with a look around the fab Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair.
Still going strong after 50 years, the Bath Fashion Museum was founded as the Museum of Costume by Doris Langley Moore, a writer, costume designer and collector of historic dress. The museum was moved to its current home in the Assembly Rooms in 1963 and has been showcasing the very best in both historic and up-to-date fashion ever since. It was even listed as one of CNN’s top 10 fashion museums in the world – well done them! Continue reading “50 Fabulous Frocks, Bath Fashion Museum”
This weekend I popped along to Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, which is held the first and last Sunday of every month at Green Park Station and is chock-a-block with retro goodies. Although I could’ve come away with enough floral teacups to open a small cafe (and believe me I was tempted) I managed to keep my modest purchases sewing-related – I got two vintage dress patterns and some cute flower buttons for just £6. Can’t wait to use them! Continue reading “Bath Vintage & Antiques Market”