Seems just like yesterday. Freddie and I were married in 1987.
We were both in our 30’s and now in our teens…. (immature…)…
I made the gowns for my Mother, my 2 Sisters-in-Law, and beaded my hat (which I regret wearing a hat to this day!). My Mom didn’t want me to sew, and we compromised: my gown was purchased and so were the two teen maids who were my nieces. My other Sisters-in-Law ‘insisted’ on sewing the little girls gowns. Whatever…
Yet, without further adieu, this is the gown I made for Mom:
My Father (who had big hands but a fine pianist and fiber artist) covered all of these buttons for me. Thanks, Dad!
You can see the slips peeking out at the bottom; thankfully, they did not show on The Wedding Day!
Detail again of the buttons over the lapped zipper:Detail of the lace on the hem:
Presenting my beautiful Mother:
Thanks for everything, Mom.
†Irene. I love you and miss you.
“Nothing new is allowed, for nothing can be added to the old. Look for the faith of the elders, and do not let our faith be disturbed by a mixture of new doctrines.”
– Pope St. Sixtus III
A Blessed Christmas Season Through CandleMass on Feb. 2nd & A Happy & Holy New Years Day = The Holy Day of obligation of The Circumcision.
Sewing and crafting in wholesomeness in honor of both Christ The King and Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth.
A Blessed 2018 in The Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Ghost. Amen.
Easy. I love easy:
I made these for my daughter’s Baby Shower; they truly are easier than they look! Im thinking about taking them to sell – but, with some embroidery and/or vintage fabrics.
I used 100% cotton fabric and batting, as well as cotton thread. Synthetics should not be used with hot items as they could melt and cause a burn injury.
They really are fun to make! Especially like the colors of the pinks, reds and oranges.
They are padded with cotton batting; safe and easy to clean. I DO NOT recommend them to use as to holders (IMHO), since they are not as reliable to hold safely as a mitt would be. These are rather meant to protect your table when setting a warm/hot serving dish of your yummy food.
Safety first. 🙂
A blind-stitch hemmer used to well, create blind stitches!….
I think this was a Simplicity pattern; I made it several years ago and posted it on my old Adrienne’s Armoire blog:
This is NOT ‘Fine Art’: this is fun with a wonderful, high quality vintage blue cotton terry cloth fabric that is now covering my little Grandon after his baths…
I made this for my Mom back in the 80’s…
I LOVE cloth napkins! Sometimes paper napkins are called for when small children or sloppy guests are served; yet, my fave is still the cloth variety: