I have decided to put a book together. The theme is old garments and how to make them. It will have patterns, photographs, drawings and instructions and I am starting right now!
Number One – Child’s Craft Overall
This is a ragged painting overall rescued from a school bin. It is probably about forty years old. The cotton, once a fine red gingham, is completely falling apart. Even ironing it can cause another split somewhere. It has been mended and patched many times, particularly around the pocket and where the belt loops join to the fronts. Fascinating stuff!
I have taken its pattern and remade it in the hope that a school somewhere will commission a batch for their Year 2s, on account of all the creative craft they have on their curriculum.
Next garment is a 1950s skirt!