What a beautiful memory to cherish. My Aunt Ella taught my sister and I to crochet while we were quaranteed with chicken pox - I think we were 7 & 8. Later my sister and i made straight skirts in Home Economics (that's when schools used to have those courses) - and they even had zippers.. Neither one of ours was wearable (LOL). But when my sister became a majorette in hight school, she needed to have many costumes made for her various performances. Since my mom worked long hours, my sister and I made them all. We would hold the pattern pieces up in the air and try to figure out how to do it - how they ever got made I don't know, but somehow we managed because of the limited sewing skills we learned in Home Ec. Our Home Ec teacher is still living (she's about 90 y/o) and she considers us a success. When we were first married, my husband was in the Air Force and we had very little money. When the kids came along i took a course in Stretch-and-Sew sewing with what was then a brand new type of fabric - polyester! I made dozens of Tshirts and pants for the kids, pajamas, and even clothes for myself. I still have all those patterns - I cant seem to part with them. Good memories - thanks.
What a lovely reply. I made my first garment at school and I know that the teacher made most of it and I was hooked, much more fun than the dolly clothes I had made up to then
It's a piece of history and an heirloom. I'm so glad you found it again and shared it and its story with us.
Karen I knew I had it. Unpacking after out move is taking time
How precious is that. And what a grand age your grandfather lived to. I agree with the others and hope you can find a way of preserving this for perpetuity. It's gorgeous. This reminds me of something I saw today on Pinterest! I'll PM you. Love Chris
Lucky to have this!
I know and it is one of a few pieces still about that he created
Cherish it always, with happy memories of times spent with your Grandpa. It is a priceless keepsake. Thanks for sharing with us all. Sandra.
How special this is and sweet of you to share with us. Things like this along with memories is something money cannot buy. Cherish it and do your best to preserve and keep it/Lillian
Nice to have such wonderful memories in stitches
I have ore pieces of my Grandpa's than my grandmothers which I expect is unusual
Lovely - look after it now it has resurfaced!
Yes I will