Had 1/2 day off work
Made a silk mini skirt and camisole top
Went to the Railway in Ainsdale for a drink
I am sure there must be photographic evidence of the outfit I made somewhere. It was made out of grey shot Thai silk.. my brother had been out to Thailand and brought me the fabric back.
I have for years made stuff (cutains, bridesmaid dresses, ragdolls, suits... etc etc) although not so much in recent years.
Teen is taking Textiles at college so I am about to turn my underused conservatory into a studio complete with clothes mannequin so she has somewhere to work ... oh and me too [I hope]!
I was at Mums last week sorting out stuff for her and I came across an old sewing machine.
It was my Nanas. Mum told me how Nana used make all sorts on it from dresses to curtains, for her and anyone who asked her to make things. It must have been tough as it is a hand powered sewing machine.. no treddle and no electric!
I now have it here at home..... Mum remembers that it was bought before she was born and it was second hand. In the lid is written in pencil '26/04/27'.. I am guessing that is when my Nana bought it.
Don't you just love the internet though... with a bit of surfing I discovered (from the serial number) that the machine was made in Clydebank in 1917... in the midsts of WW1 wow! They were making amunition too at the time in the factory too... gawd I hope it doesn't explode!!
What was way interesting ... in this secret compartment
My Mum had stashed a few bits of mine growing up
There is the only badge I got as Brownie ... oh ironic it is a 'writers' badge. I do remember having to do a piece on Liechtenstein and Brownies over there .... mmm hasn't Liechtenstien been in the press just lately .. tax haven and all that.
There was also my 'sixer' stripe .. the wee girls in the front of the photo here was what we wore back then in the 70s (although I didn't have a pom pom on my hat!! thank goodness!)
Hey there is my Prefect badge .. I was also Deputy Head Girl and had a badge for that too .. mm that has got lost in time
Oh and a Sad Cafe bit of merchandise from 1980
Aren't parents great !! :)
& the machine will have pride of place in the new studio ... oh and yes in case you were wondering 92 years later it still works!!