I was having a clean up recently and came across this. The petticoat is all that is left of Mum's beautiful lace wedding dress. She was (still is) a dressmaker and did an absolutely brilliant job making not only her dress but all dresses for the bridesmaids and the flower girl.
I could not do the petticoat zipper up when I was twelve! She had a 22 inch waist. I think that's about my thigh's measurement.
I've been keeping it, just in case I can think of something to do with the satin. It had yellowed, but after a soak and wash, it has returned to its original colour.
After a very busy month, I got back into my sewing room last night. Boy, did that feel good. I have also picked up the Gardener's Journal stitching again. I'm on holidays, thinking only of Christmas preparations, my garden and crafting for at least 4 weeks, before mayhem starts again.
For those of you who know my son, he made it to week 7 this time. If anyone knows of an apprenticeship in car mechanics or a tradesman assistant's job going on the northside of Brisbane with an understanding boss, please let me know.
Take care everyone.