With her sharply cut fringe and penchant for Doc Marten boots, Jean Woods is no one's idea of a frail old grandmother - and the glamorous septuagenarian says she has absolutely no intention of changing. 'I have always been interested in fashion, but more so as I have got older,' explains Jean. 'I like to dress as I want to dress. When I put something on, I don't think "will anybody think I look good?" I just decide in my own mind whether I look good - I don't really care about other people.'
These outfits were known as the poodle-like skirts that were very thin at the waist and pouffy at the bottom. Because skirts became so popular in the 1950s women matched them with plain shirts that were tucked in under the skirt or blazer-like tops that overlapped the top of the skirt.
Since the start of the new series of Sewing Bee, we can't get enough of sewing our own wardrobes! First stop for summer is always dresses, with sunshine on it's way, and what's better than dresses you've sewn yourself?