Sunday, 9 October 2011

Vintage patterns

I feel a real nostalgia for the clothes of the seventies as they bring back memories of my mum cutting out fabrics in the dining room and sewing her clothes and mine too. There was something so exciting in turning a length of fabric into a dress or a pair of trousers and my mum used to make all sorts of lovely things. I remember particularly a blue trouser suit in broderie anglaise I think, and dresses with contrasting sleeves. Mum used to give me her fabric scraps and I would make them into very primitive clothes for my tiny dolls.

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