Monday, April 5, 2010

Family in Fabric Cousins

This is my third Family in Fabric page.  This is a photo of my oldest cousins, Bobby and Joyce.  The picture had the date of May 11, 1944 written on the back by my Aunt Ruby.  I just love their little outfits.  I had this vintage pattern that is very similar to their outfits.  The pattern is dated 1943.  The little applique pattern was still in the pattern envelope.  I decided to do tailor tacks through the holes (just like my Aunt Ruby would have done when making the pattern).  The old patterns had no writing on the tissue pattern pieces.  To make the patterns, the seamstress would use tailor's tacks.   The blue background fabric is from a vintage apron and I added the middy braid.

Embellishments on this page include vintage Oh Baby pearl buttons, hooks and eyes that had a price tag of 15 cents, a vintage button, safety pins, and a red felt applique bunny.  I also included a transparency of part of the instruction sheet.  These are such fun.  I will be binding the edges with seam binding when I have more pages completed.


Linda said...

Pam- this is just so adorable!

quiltcrazygal said...

Pam - I just love your family in fabric so much fun! I want to do the same, I have been working on a few:) Thank so much for the publication it is so cool. I love vintage also and I appreciate you shared with me. Thanks again! Jenna Louise

The White Farmhouse said...

This is so cute! I just scrolled through and saw some of your other work. Beautiful! A girl after my own heart! My hubby teases that if I could, I would quilt the house.

Melinda Cornish said...

I am so nuts about your pages...the little vintage kids are just the sweetest..This book is going to be incredible... I never did make a newspaper Easter bonnet...I should have!