The Doc has brought all my stash of material boxes down from the loft now and I have been going through each box of colours. Whilst revisiting my stash I realised that the saying 'Every picture tells a story ' applies equally as well to my materials so I thought I would share some of my memories with you on 'Whats on my Workdesk Wednesday'.
This piece of material is 55yrs old and is the bodice part of a dress my sister had. Mine was in (wait for it) Pink with identical smocking. Can anyone else remember the seersucker with a bobble thread woven through it. We loved those dresses. They had little peter pan collars to them. Our Nanna was a seamstress and made nearly all of our clothes when we were children. She had an old manual treadle singer sewing machine in the wrought iron . Our other Nan in Australia would send over a bolt of material as it was actually cheaper to be sent from there than bought in UK.
Here is a close up of the smocking . The colours are just as vivid even now all these yrs later.
For my needlework exams I remember that I had to work a sample of smocking along with showing how to do bound buttons holes as well as having to make a fully lined suit.
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