Monday, July 19, 2010

Legacy of Sewing

This weekend our family will celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. My Mom wanted DD to make a picture board to have on display at the party. As we went through the pictures my Mom pointed out the outfits she made for both of us. Now I remembered most of the clothes she made me when I was older, but I had forgotten the capes and dresses she made when I was little. I thought those who enjoy the vintage designs would enjoy seeing what she created.

We lived in a small two bedroom row home. My mom had her machine set up in a corner of the dinning room. From her sewing nook, she could watch TV and still be part of the family discussions. Every Christmas, she would make outfits for me. I looked forward to seeing what creations she had planned. Some of the clothes she made were sewn on a beautiful treadle machine that she had up-dated with a motor. Her next machine was a Singer. She still has both those machines. Both still work. What a joy it has been to reminisce.
Where did her love of sewing come from? Her mother sewed, crocheted and knitted. I still have sweaters that my Grandmother made. My Mother still has all her mother's knitting needles along with knitting and crocheting instruction booklets. Priceless. Just priceless.
So the legacy marches on. My daughter has already crocheted baby gifts and clothes. Just this summer, she hinted at an interest in sewing her clothes.

4 comments:

  1. How fortunate you are to have these pictures and memories and how wonderful that your mom sewed for you. She was and is an amazing seamstress. I'm so glad to hear that your daughter is getting into sewing as well. Please let your mom know how I much I love the garments that she sewed. Thank you.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  2. Sounds like my family except that my mom didn't really enjoy sewing, she did it out of necessity. Her mom and sisters sewed too and now my cousin and I both do.

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  3. I'll have the pics up from the photo shoot of my latest skirt on Monday. See you then.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  4. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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