Silk, oilskin and a few other oddities

P1010465P1010464Two very different jackets, both classics in their own way: lovely olivey-green silk padded-cotton Chinese evening jacket, and a sailing-issue yellow oilskin, £5 and 50p respectively from a rather good little jumble sale in Rodmell. The latter is, it seems, actually properly waterproof, often a problem with elderly secondhand jumble sale finds which aren’t exactly to original specification (yes, I have had many leaking waxed jackets and failures of materials to deliver), and it has stood up well to the weather conditions this week. The silk, on the other hand, is yet to make its debut – it demands an Occasion.

And the other gains from Rodmell (bet Virginia Woolf, who lived in the village for a while, never had so much fun there as I did): black circle skirt, probably home-made and a perfect fit over a net petticoat; striped T-shirt (yes, I know), and funnily enough, another skirt/shorts type thing though nothing nearly as revealing as The Niece’s purchases – a navy blue chino-style skirt which had an odd inner lining with separate legs, presumably for sports-usage, and which I promptly cut out to turn it into a single-purpose skirt (successful, a good fit and plain straight cut).


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