Rock n roll

Added Oct 2, 2009

by katensew

Nr Blackpool, Un...

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We enjoy going to 40’s and 50’s events and dressing the part. My husband lost his original Teddy Boy suit in the house move so I made him this drape and waistcoat to make up for it. I made myself the circular skirt with attached stiff petticoat. Mine was made as a costume but I tried to make his jacket as authentic as possible. I made up the pattern in newspaper and was advised by him on the features.

Material Notes

The drape jacket is in pure Welsh wool – the fabric dating from the late 70’s when I attended a class on tailoring. The velvet cuffs and pockets were made from an old velvet skirt of mine. I lined it with polyester satin. The waistcoat was furnishing fabric – I made up this pattern too.
My skirt was made using a circle of 60" wide polyester and the same in stiff net. Joined together and with attached wide elastic waistband.

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    Oct 3, 2009, 07.17 PMby ink

    Oh my you look so squeezable in those outfits! Fantastic! You will have to visit Beaufort, South Carolina to learn how to ‘shag.’ <—(type of dancing, 50’s, started here in South Carolina! Happy Birthday to your husband also!

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      Oct 4, 2009, 06.39 PMby katensew

      Thank you for your kind words though it’s a long way from Blackpool ( UK ) for a dance !! What makes our dancing together so important is that I nearly lost my husband in 2002 to 2 heart attacks ! His own strength brought him through and luckily he has never had any problems since — no angina , no pain — it was not exercise induced and so we continue to dance energetically.

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    Oct 3, 2009, 03.27 PMby joboenvogue

    You two are absolutely adorable! It’s amazing that you go out dancing together, because dancing sure ain’t what is once was! P.S. I love the polka dots.

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      Oct 4, 2009, 06.48 PMby katensew

      Than you for the comments — in fact we were dancing this afternoon — only ballroom ( which we do 3 times a week ) It is not very often that we get to 50’s events – only if an " old " group come to town. Also we try and attend 40’s events when we can. My husband wears a uniform and I have lots of hats, dresses, flowers, a snood, gauntlets — all that sort of stuff. So if you see a 40’s style dress anywhere please let me know !!

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    Oct 3, 2009, 08.40 AMby amibambini

    You both look great, you must have owned the dancefloor!

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      Oct 3, 2009, 01.40 PMby katensew

      Thank you — that was last October — this year our theme is a "touch of Tartan " Having lived in Scotland my husband already has the full Highland outfit – though I did knit some hose ! I have purchased ( is that a dirty word ) an outfit from a charity shop and look like an air hostess for Caledonia Airways — so much tartan — all I needed to do to that was tighten the cuffs of the blouse!

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    Oct 3, 2009, 05.26 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    you two are ADORABLE!!! now i wanna see video of you two dancing!!!

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      Oct 3, 2009, 01.43 PMby katensew

      Thank you for the comments. We dance 3/4 times a week and it keeps us fit and a fine reason to tidy up and get out ! My husband’s 74th birthday is soon and we are going to Scotland ( we used to live there ) and will dance for 3 full days till about 2am each evening !!
      We particularly like to do the old fashioned rock and roll — not jive as such — though only a few years ago he was throwing me up in the air !!

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    Oct 2, 2009, 07.25 PMby jazzmin

    very cute!!

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