1976 - Grade 1
Over at Sew Weekly, the inspiration this time around is Photos from Childhood. Since I don't have very many photos at my place, and my parents are traveling and can't send me any right now, you'll just have to let your mind wander back to the '70s.....calico, bohemian, handmade, macrame, crewel embroidery... Everyone's Mom made their clothes and they all wore wrap-around skirts like this Simplicity 7876. In fact, I think my Mom *did* have this pattern way back when.
So here's my version: 2011 does 1976.
Super fun to take these photos, but I have to find another backdrop to use. That bookshelf is so visually busy (and messy. I should really do a spring cleaning. Yeah, that's going to happen sometime soon.)
Sewing notes: I shorted by about 8" because it was too stiff and dumpy looking. Because it had a lining, I was able to turn all the seams inward to give it a clean, finished look. I made one for my daughter, but trying to get her into it this morning was like trying to dress one of the cats. She *really* doesn't like the boho style. Only 2 and full of such strong fashion opinions already....my son OTOH told me that I looked beautiful and he wanted to see how I was going to finish the hem, so I may start teaching him to sew a bit. I was only about 6 when my Mom started letting me use her Singer Featherweight in 1976.
ps. Oops, forgot to add the Sewing Through the Decades countdown!
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