Thursday, 16 November 2017

In The Window

After no small amount of blood, sweat, tears and tantrums we have the basic set up for our Victorian window display. My fellow colleague Bee, who won "Volunteer of the Year" last year for our charity for being all round amazing, saved my facon by loaning me a dress she had made. People are falling over themselves to swoon at it!






Look at that dress! Isn't it amazing!





It took about an hour, a saw, hammer, staples, a bra, and half a roll of parcel tape just to fix the head onto the model, never mind the countless pins, staples, padded coat hangers and various other things needed to put everything together. It was absolutely hilarious (probably the only time I've laughed during this whole thing!). I think I'll arrange to be on holiday this time next year though! 

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  1. It looks fabulous! You've done an amazing job. X

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    1. Thank you, we have had so many comments about it already.

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  2. Wonderful job! You'll certainly attract people into the shop with that display! Catriona

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    1. Thank you. I have been stopped in the street by people asking me all about it!

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  3. How fabulous. A definite winner. That dress is amazing. No wonder she won volunteer of the year. A very talented lady and great to have on the team.

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    1. Thank you. I still don't think we'll win but it's as good as it could look I think. Bee pretty much kept the shop going last year when our manager was off sick, and she did so much work to get the shop ready for re-opening earlier this year too.

      In terms of the dress, she's won loads of competitions with it over the years, for the carnival and things like that, but it's the first time it has been used at the shop. Took an age to steam though as it had been stored away for a few years!

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  4. Really lovely display, I love the Victorian period.

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  5. Amazing. You did very well and the dress your colleague loaned you is mind boggling.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you. The only part of the dress she didn't make herself was the boned underskirt.

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  6. The window looks amazing. Hope you win.
    Carolx

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    1. Thank you. The judging is on 24th November so I'll let you know if we make it to the leader board!

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