My sister and I have been planning a family album featuring vintage fabric and patterns. Our inpsiration was an article in Sew Somerset last year. We have discussed many methods of construction but I think we finally have one that will work. We still have some details to work out (such as how to bind the pages).
This is my first page. I may add more embellishments and the outer edges will be finished with white binding. I'm waiting to borrow my sister's large crop-a-dile before attaching the transparency collar pattern. I think I will use colored brads.
The fabric is from a vintage apron. I purchased the apron in Kentucky. I think it was a 4-H apron from the 50's or early 60's. My actual dress was a white background with little blue flowers and blue rick rack. It was made my mom in 1955. She was an excellent seamstress. My love of fabric and sewing and choice of a career are due to my mother's love of sewing. She kept her old Singer busy sewing for my sisters and I. Sadly mom passed away at the age of 58 but she left us all with great memories of our "Family in Fabric".