Glasgow girl

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I spent four and half happy years in Glasgow before moving to Brussels and it is never far from my thoughts. And while I was back in the city a few weeks ago (as part of my annual summer pilgrimage home) I visited the Necropolis, one of the most unique cemeteries in Europe (and a great location for amateur photoshoots).

The gravestones are all really interesting and you have an amazing view of the city! (Père Lachaise may have Doors front-man Jim Morrison but we’ve got a monument to super Calvinist John Knox!) The Necroplis also makes several appearances in the wonderful Alisdair Gray novel Lanark.

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Now to the dress – you guessed it, it’s a BHL Anna! I’m trying to revisit patterns at the moment and Anna is a big favourite of mine!

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The fabric comes from an old skirt which I got at the Petits Riens. It was a huge pleated thing which after some unpicking and ironing became two pieces of lovely fabric to play with! (I regret not taking a ‘before’ picture so you’ll just have to take my word for it but I was too eager to get stuck in and unpick straight away!)

Above all I’m really pleased I successfully positioned the pattern pieces so that the stripes run into each other from the bodice to the skirt.

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For more information about the Necropolis see here.

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(This last photo was taken with my Pentax film camera back in 2009 when I first visited the Necropolis with some photography friends!)

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  1. 6th September 2015 / 7:44 pm

    What a gorgeous dress! I love that fabric, and isn't it great when a refashion works out so well. It's nice to see these pics of the Necropolis, it's been a long time since I was there. I'm hoping to get back up before Christmas this year too!

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