Lately I built a bike. Sick of the trams - only one solution. Find a cheap Malvern Star at Camberwell markets and do the following:
Strip frame of wheels and other bike bits:
Buy paint stripper.
Wet sand and strip all remaining paint:
Spray it with metal primer:
Spray it gloss black:
Buy wood, glue and timber stain:
Cut it up, glue it together:
Make a box:
Put it all together (with the help of the lovely guys at Little Mule):
Rides like a dream. Brooks saddle and grips, Sturmey Archer 3 speed internal hub gears, and a gloss black paint job by yours truly.
Also, this - a new dress for me, made from 1940's deadstock wool.
Laying out pattern:
Sew the body of the dress together:
Drafting collar shape:
Peter Pan collar draft:
Nearly done - just need to buy me a zip!: