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Friday, March 12, 2010

Family in Fabric


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".

6 comments:

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Pam,

I found you while I was visitng over at Collectin Texas Gal's Blog.
I love your blog and have now become a follower as well.
I was excited to see the post about "Inchies" as I have been interested in making one or 100...but need to know a little more about how to make them first...any hints?
So nice to meet you and feel free to stop by and visit me as well.
Have a Great Weekend!!
Hugs, Susan...from "Art of Mine" blog.

Vicki said...

Hi, Pam,
I love the idea of your family book using vintage material! My mom sewed everything my sister, niece, and I wore on her faithful old Singer. I have many happy memories of watching her sew. Thank you for sharing your memories of your wonderful mother! I hope you have a weekend full of the promise of spring, dear friend! Vicki

CC said...

Hi Pam,
I can't wait to see your fabric album all finished,I know it will be beautiful.

Heidi Ann said...

I absolutely love your page! What a wonderful idea!

Scrappy Cat said...

This is such a sweet page - I love the rick rack around your photo and the use of the pattern tissue and envelope.

quiltcrazygal said...

Pam - I love this post, I can't wait to see the album:) Your Mom would be so proud:) This is very special. I'm so glad you are a blogging friend. Looking forward to this project. Blessings, Jenna Lousie