Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring greens and a vintage sewing book

I set out these beautiful spring greens while I was planning a stitching project.  I love all the different shades:


I think I should be able to find a good color for lettuce leaves!


I also wanted to share some pictures from this wonderful vintage book.  Apparently, this has been in my mom's family for several generations - the copyright is 1913 - it will be 100 years old next year!   It is in great condition, except for some minor tears on the cover:


It has such sweet illustrations, look at this title page with all these little sewing helpers:


The book has quite a few sewing projects for doll's clothes.  I love this little fur lined cape and rain coat:


It has tissue paper patterns for each article of clothing:


It is such a lovely book - I will be sure to share more pictures of some of the other projects as well.

12 comments:

ANA REGINA said...

Olá Kim!
Tudo lindo, adoro os seus bordados!
Beijos,

Mandy said...

so when will we see a fur lined cape on here! I think you should make one.
I love the fabric at the top. Nice....

big B said...

Olá Ana Regina
Obrigada! Estou tão feliz que você visitou meu blog :)
Hi Mandy - LOL! I could try - this cape and coat look sort of complicated...the first project in the book is a doll's laundry bag - maybe I should start there ;)

Bobbypin Bandit said...

That book is adorable! What a wonderful family heirloom.

Can't wait to see the shade you choose for lettuce!

big B said...

Thanks Kristen~I will be sure to post a picture when I finish this lettuce

Katie said...

What a great book! I'd treasure it forever!

Katie said...

What a great book! I'd treasure it forever!

Archie the wonder dog said...

The book looks great - as do the spring greens!

big B said...

Hi Katie - I'm so glad to have this book. There are two other books by this same author and illustrator - a garden book and a cook book. I would love to have those as well!
Archie - Thank you!

Vera said...

How wonderful that you have this book! I bought a reprint of it a few years ago because my mother who is 91 years old taught me to sew and her name is Mary Frances. Love your blog!

l'alternativa said...

Stupendo questo libro e molto prezioso, mi piacerebbe molto vedere la realizzazione del capo illustrato. Baci
Emi

big B said...

Hi Vera, Thank you! Isn't this the sweetest book? It is a real keepsake. None of the patterns have been used in this book, I am almost afraid to unfold them and look at them! I am so glad there are reprints available. I think I may buy the reprint of the gardening and cook book in this series.
Grazie Emi! Mi piacerebbe fare questi indumenti. Amo il mantello!