Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Pattern Fun


I adore old patterns. I can't seem to pass them by when I'm out treasure hunting. Many of them find their way into my etsy shop. Recently I ran onto some that were incomplete, so I re-purposed them into these tags. It was a fun, sit in the chair, and sort of watch TV project. I think I like these old sewing things, because they take me back to my young days when all the women in my family got together and created beautiful things out of cloth. Actually, we still do that. My mom and aunt and sometimes my cousin and me will get together and shop for fabric and sew forever in an assembly line fashion. Just imagine dozens of nightgowns being stitched up. Such fun times with lots of giggling, sewing, and telling of stories. I usually get the easy jobs like ironing, sewing straight seams, or cutting out the pieces. I'm the novice in the group and sometimes even get the job of making sandwiches or getting sodas. I love it all, because it's about the time we spend together.

5 comments:

Kim H. said...

These are wonderful! I wish I could sew! Sounds like fun times! I love nightgowns!

Heather Grow said...

These are fun. I love the lady with the red pants. Is she dancing or just standing really wierd? LOL

ScrappyPam.com said...

What a great tradition! I never thought of patterns... another thing to add to my ephemera collection!

Julie said...

You can make me a sandwich anytime...I love sandwiches!

Lesa said...

Great tags and thanx for sharing the good time memories. Sounds like fun and i don't sew. LOL I'd help with the sandwiches!