Tuesday, May 23, 2017

An Amazing Royal Find

Who remembers Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding on 29 July 1981? Who was alive then! I was a teenager at High School and remember vividly watching the Royal Wedding. I really disliked Di's dress - not in style but in the way it was made and its proportions. So I immediately made a replica for my biggest doll, that went on display in a local craft shop.
We (the shop) were given a bag of old knitting patterns recently, and when Karyn dived in to raid it, she found this magazine:
It has a knitting pattern for a Sindy wedding dress in it, of course at this stage the dress was still under wraps - so the cover art was quite impressive in its likeness to the actual neckline.
It's in fantastic condition, and I wonder if it has any value?
So far the best value has come from me posting it on Made Marion's Facebook page, and the stories  that have come out - my favourite being of the crowds stuck in London that night as the Tube closed early, who stayed the night in the foyers of the various stations. It must have been really annoying at the time and even scary, but a great yarn!

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  1. Wow.. amazing. Loved Princess Dianna.

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    1. She was amazing eh. I think her boys do her proud,

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  2. I remember that Royal Wedding! Her gown was so much of the the time 1980s and influenced wedding gown design fashions then (big, white and poofy). Even her hairstyle was copied. She seemed the perfect princess. No one would have predicted her tragic end.

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    1. Yes, it was the beginning of something none of us really understood until it was too late. Poor woman.

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    2. Hilarious! I was only two when the wedding took place, but being in the UK growing up, the whole thing was a big part of popular culture for YEARS and everyone had some commemorative china with Charles and Di's faces on!

      Anyways, I wanted to say a massive thanks for your recent comment on my Areli top blog post. Not only do I totally plan to follow your suggestion to topstitch the pleats down a bit, but your comment also gave me a big laugh.

      Zoe xxx

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  3. I worked as a mechanic at a psychiatric hospital that summer and I was so happy to be dirty in blue overalls rather than an unwilling mannequin for the world stage. She looked so unhappy that day!

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