“Our own Mrs Prendergast has kindly volunteered to give us a talk – for free, which I think is wonderful of her – on how to make patchwork quilts out of old skirts. The reason for this is that the last speaker of the season is going to be excessively expensive (but I’m sure it’s going to be worth it) – we’re going to have a Vogue expert to speak to us about how to make skirts out of old patchwork quilts.”
Anna Russell, from “Introduction to the Concert, by the Women’s Club President”
Adolfo evening dress (1967), recycled from a late 19th-century crazy patchwork quilt. More information here.
And yes, I should have bought a polarising filter a long time ago.