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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Oh, be still my beating frou frou

The vintage gods are smiling on me today. I got the most wonderful parcel from my mum and it had this 1950s fabric from nana in it:

I'm in love! I'm not sure if it's clear in the photo, but this is linen which is heavily embroidered with a divine silver/white thread. I can't even imagine how much this would cost to buy now...

But, most importantly, my nana gave it to me because she knows that I'll love it and treasure it.

She bought it intending to make a coat from it. I think that's what I'll do with it too. I'm dreaming of a cropped and fitted jacket with a 50s feel. Ooo, and I'll have to track down a divine lining. Ooo, and I'll have to learn how to make proper, handmade buttonholes. And the buttons I'll have to find, drool...

It might be a long time coming though. I'll wait until I have a new machine and I might even take in a class or two first so there isn't a repeat of the sack dress.

Actually, I'm starting to picture myself in a deep, dark cave, clinging to the material and whispering to it "my preeeeeecious, we loves you my preeeeeeeeeecious".

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