Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Back from Londen (already since Monday night, but first a few other things to attend) I have no pictures to share from the Victoria and Albert museum. It was not allowed to take pictures.
But wow, this exhibition was worth coming to. Like Melissa who wrote in the comments, it took me over two hours too to see it. And the friend I was with (who is not a sewer) enjoyed it too.
There were many details to see (only sometimes I would have liked a mirror so the back of the garment could be seen better). There were short movies from catwalks, or undergarments that were worn, Audrey Hepburn etc. The music in the background was from that period, but really in the background, not too loud. Really wonderful.
And I wish I worked at the museum, so that I could peek into the construction of these garments better, you don't really see that part obviously (sorry Carolyn, no details there).

In the evening we went to the Royal Albert Hall, listening to Christmas carrols from the London philarmonic orchestra and choir, which was an experience I want to share with my family sometime.

Next day we went to Kew Garden, to see the Henry Moore exhibition, which was fabulous too. I admire his sculptures for years (am really very fond of more abstract sculptures and art in general), and never saw an exhibition with his work on this scale.
We had great weather (as I had hoped it was not raining, just freezing a bit) and had a lovely English lady as a guide at first, and afterwards we explored on our own.
Though not at all sewing related, a few pictures. Not much sewing with me at the moment, too busy with work and other things.


  1. Thanks for sharing, Sigrid. You've made me even more eager to go to London in a fortnight!

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  3. Your trip sounds wonderful and even if there were no details to share, I'm happy you got to see the exhibit at the museum!

  4. Sigrid, I'm happy that you've had such a great time!

  5. Great knew you would enjoy it. I smiled at the corsets to give "a nipped in waist" and the paddded bags attached to the waist of under garments to emphasise the start of the hips! now we are looking for "magic knickers". Beautiful workmanship. "Lady Someone or Other" can't remember her name, but she was lent 2 day dresses and say 2 evening gowns per "season". Only at the end of that season she could ask if she could buy one or two. And she was only allowed to wear that one designers clothes. Fabulous stuff.