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More sewing and some treasures

The sewing continues, I have now made a pair of high-waisted trousers, a strapless top and a bolero, all from the same fabric. The bolero and the top are made using the silver scissor patterns, the top is actually the top part of a strapless dress, which with my long torso turned out way to short, even though I made it longer? Maybe it was the lack of the scaling tool that made it turn out like this...The bolero looks just like the pattern picture (apart from the sleeves) but it also feels like a short model on me. Wonder if any of the tops will ever make it out of the closet again...


Yesterday was quite a fun day, I went to see my grandma, and me and my mum helped her clean out her attic...And we got to keep pretty much anything we found that we liked! I came home with two suitcases full of clothes photos and stuff, plus a fur coat from the 40's (made in Washington!) with matching hat, another 60's coat, a 60's suit and grandma's old uniforms from when she was head of the village's mail office (ca. 1950's-70's). Unfortunately pretty much all the clothes are too big for me (sizes 40-44) and most of them are from the 60's and 70's. Anybody interested? I'd happily trade them for something in my size and a couple of decades older. Or sell.


For me, the biggest treasure here is mum's aunt Gerda's old suitcase, and all the photos it contained. Gerda was the aunt who lived in the United States for a few years, there was a scrapbook full of clippings concerning WWII and also some newer magazines. The fur coat mentioned earlier was also hers.

There was also an album with my great grandfathers name in it, with lot's and lot's of pictures of relatives from the 1900's-1960's. I also found my grandparent's wedding photo, and a picture of grandma taken around the same time. I think they got married in 1949...If anybody is interested in seeing old photos let me know and I'll try and scan some of the more interesting ones.

The second suitcase was grandma's own, the one she used to take with her on all the holidays she and granddad used to go on. She had tied a piece of blue string (still there!) around the handle to recognize it faster at the airports...I like things with a history, like the suitcases, especially as it is now me who travels the most. My grandparents also had a caravan (a bit like this one) btw, too bad it's now rotting away in the woods.

9 kommentarer:

Tanja sa...

niitä 44 vois ehkä vilasta, meneekö jne....

Mrs Munster sa...

What amazing finds! It's so nice when grandparents save memorabilia for the future generations and not throw everything away thinking it's just junk.

Kitten sa...

Tanja; Siinä on yks kuviollinen keltainen aurinkomekko, koko merkitty 44, en tiedä vastaako nykypäivän 44 mutta mitat ovat ry noin 94 cm ja kapein kohta (vyötärö) noin 86 cm. Samoilla mitoilla, mutta ilman kokomerkintä, löytyy kimalteleva tummanharmaata mekkoa valkoisilla kuvioilla. Jos vielä kiinnostaa niin ota yhteyttä niin voin lähettää vaikka sähköpostilla kuvia.

Mrs Munster; Isn't it? I feel sad every time I think about all the vintage clothes that get thrown away coz people think it's junk...

Betty Bottom sa...

Oh Gosh! What wonderful finds!

Kitten sa...

Betty; I know, makes me so curious as to what may lay hidden in all the other old ladies attics. Maybe I should put an add in the paper offering to help clean out attics in return for keeping whatever "junk" I want? ;)

Zizzi sa...

Vad ska du ha för 60-tals pälsen och hatten? Om du vill sälja förstås. Kram cissi

Kitten sa...

Zizzi; 40-talspälsen kräver lite fixande, två av hyskorna (för att knäppa ihop den) har börjat lossna/dra med sig lite av "tyget" och sömmarna under armarna har spruckit lite, men annars är skicket fint. Storleken är ca.40. Mamma som är en 38:a fyllde inte helt ut den. Om du ännu är intresserad, bjud! :)

Miriam Parkman sa...

Vilka skattkistor!!

Kitten sa...

Miriam; Javisst, men ännu hellre skulle det fått vara 40 och 50-talskläder istället för 60 o 70-tal...Men man kan ju inte få allt! :)