A self-drafted and very wearable maxi-skirt. And an excuse to expound about the magic that is Bow, London E3.
I made this skirt at the end of last August but didn’t get much wear out of it until this summer. This might just be one of the most practical things I’ve made. Paralysed by choice, I ended up with self-covered buttons, which is no bad thing. The fabric is a bit sheer but a short self-lining sorted that out and the split makes walking around easier.
You might recognisethe pink top from a couple of weeks ago but I really like wearing this purple skirt with green, which segues nicely into…
These brilliant cards, Emil got them for me and they’re ace.
Especially ace since we live in in the heart of Pankhurt’s Suffragette movement. I had no idea how much I’d fall in love with E3 but, for a number of reasons, it really feels like home. I went on a little walk last week and for once I had enough time to actually stop and appreciate all the history.
This pub, The Lord Morpeth, used to be the home of Sylvia Pankhurst 1914-1924, I’ve not been in (yet) but there’s a nod to the building’s history on the sign out front.
In a strange reversal, this block of flats up the road from the Lord Morpeth used to be a pub. Sylvia Pankhurst took it over and it became a nursery, The Mother’s Arms.
There’s a sculpture down by Regent’s canal celebrating the suffragette history.
And the old Bryant and May Match Factory, site of the match girl’s strike, is just around the corner. Bow’s one of those places that is just magic and, right now, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I just wish the rain would stop so I could actually take pics out-and-about rather than in the garden all the time!
So what I want to know is, what do you love about where you live? And what secrets does your neighbourhood hold?