Time moved on, as did choral fashion and in 2003 we had dresses made to measure and changed to blue silk scarves:
(That's me, second row, second from left)
I am pleased to say that a decade on, the dress still fits and providing I watch my weight, no problem with Chorale concerts.
However, when we sing at the Bridgewater Hall we are required to wear long black skirts and black shirt.
Now, the skirt I was given in 1993 has a 25 inch waist and I have been trying to squeeze into it for the past few years with little success (safety pins have been involved) and so I have finally given in.
I have now accepted that I will never again have a 25 inch waist and so, last Thursday, remembering that I have a sewing machine now, I bought some fabric and made myself a new choir skirt:
This is me backstage at the Bridgewater Hall in my new skirt for the concert we did on Sunday consisting of "The Armed Man" and some other of Karl Jenkins' pieces, conducted by the man himself.
I could breathe again!