Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Treasures from my Ma and Grandma

We're back in the UK for a few weeks applying for a new Australian Visa (fingers crossed, its all a bit stressful but that's another story). 

Its given me a chance to raid my Ma's sewing room and see that my sewing obsession goes back atleast 2 generations.  These are patterns that I found in my mum's stash.  I can't wait to make the central sundress, just my style.  Not sure pussy bow is really my style but seems the thing to make so we'll see.   My mum said she made herself the Butterick one in the 60s.  Its got square armholes which apparently all the rage. 

The tracing wheels and tracing paper were my grandma's which I plan to put to good use.  Seems she was more my size too so her patterns are all good for me. 

I also found evidence of some of my past sewing expereinces and UFOs.  Some very misguided - a silk chiffon DKNY dress.  Impossible to sew and not at all flattering and I think quite expensive.  A very gathered wool paisley skirt - loads of fabric might actually make quite a nice dress.  And one great one a tunic length tank in some lovely block print I brought in India.  It fits brilliantly and I'm super impressed at how well I finshed the facing and neck.  Just need pockets sewn on and hemming.  Photos to follow.

I also found this treasure.   I brought it in India, probably for not very much.  Imagine someone has hand embroidered all this.  Wow.  Needs to be made into something special.  I'm thinking white linen tunic with this trim under the bust and along the neckline?

Anyway must go we're off to see the Panda's at Edinburgh Zoo......

1 comment:

  1. I have just started sewing, the patterns look pretty cool