On Saturday I went to the Festival of Vintage in York. I travelled over there on Friday, and had a lovely afternoon strolling round the city in the sun - and made a bonus costume discovery in the process.
|The location of the costume discovery|
It was the first time I'd been to anything on the scale of the Festival of Vintage, and I was amazed by just how large it was. Lots of people dressed up; those in modern dress were definitely in the minority.
|Shoppers at the Festival of Vintage|
The festival covered the period 1930s-1960s. I went 1950s and wore my Rosalind dress, with a grey gloves, a synthetic straw hat which I bought a couple of years ago at a vintage fair in the Town Hall, and a pair of surprisingly comfortable (fortunately) heels from that well-known vintage emporium; Dorothy Perkins!
|Slightly blurred hotel mirror selfie|
I did change into flats for the train journey home, though!
Then today it was back a further decade, for the Colwyn Bay Forties Festival. I really enjoyed my visit in 2016 but wasn't able to go last year, so I was glad that I could make it this time. I even dressed up, wearing my latest CC41 dress (Cate is right, it really needs a belt, even though the previous dress I made from this pattern didn't!), with a vintage handbag I've had for a while, and a hat and snood bought in York the day before.
The displays included a pop-up museum of wartime life in Wales.
|Re-enactor in the pop-up museum|
Sadly the weather wasn't great, so one of the Anderson shelters on display was pressed into service as a dining room for the re-enactors.
|Enjoying fish and chips in the dry|
Despite the weather, it was a fun day. I'll write it, and my York trip, up properly soon.