Some of the members of the Embroidery Society are members of St Mary's Church Cottingham and the fund raisers there decided to raise funds by having Lucy come give one of her talks. The Fabulous Fifties (see post 9-9-12) dresses and accessories filled the stage and Lucy again had us all in stitches.
The church again arranged a fund raiser....Agatha Christie and Art Deco.....
The bright young thing.....wore Charleston Dresses with beaded panels
All these dresses are see through and have to be worn with a slip for modesty and to highlight the dress. This one has a fine silk under slip with Japanese chrysanthemums pattern which highlights the Oriental interest of the times.
this dress was cut on the bias, exquisitely sewn...handkerchief points and lots of covered buttons
one of the murders was committed by getting the victim to swallow hat dye "by mistake" for some restorative cordial they normally kept on the bedside table....The straw hat above has been home dyed
The wonderful thing is that all the artifacts that Lucy brings....... can be handled !
In the suitcase is a tucked and folded Jennie Rayment style colourful bag. draped across the top is a sequined top.Below, magazines with the latest fashions...send for the patterns....and a pair of embroidered shoes.
The good news is that EYES has engaged Lucy for another of her presentations in our next seasons list of speakers... Yeh !
So between St Mary's Church Cottingham and EYES .....if they book a presentation each year....I will have over 5 more years worth to look forward to !!
It is really more of a one woman show presenting the lives of woman through clothes with a factual and comedic delivery....well worth travelling to see.