Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Camisole Top

Isn't this a great sketch. It's from Easy Ways to Pretty Frocks by Clark's O.N.T. Threads Copyright 1929. I purchased this booklet at a lovely little antique store in KY. It's full of great sketches.

My sister and I are collecting images for a altered fabric book that we plan to begin in a few weeks. We've made fabric books in the past and they have been wonderful. This one will have a sewing theme. We will use vintage pattern envelopes, vintage fabric, and vintage sewing notions. I thought we might be able to use some of these images. We have a great photo of our grandmother with a hair style similar to this one.

I'll keep you posted on the progress of our altered fabric book. I'm currently scanning vintage pattern envelopes and other vintage ephemera. Next up is to select family photos and scan them. Our goal is to have a disk of images that we can print onto ink jet printable fabric.


Melinda Cornish said...

what a fun project! I love making fabric books anyway! I love the drawing too...

debmck said...

Ooooh, this sounds like a really FUN project and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Love the vintage image!