Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Treasures from my grandma's attic

I found from my closet a treasure, which I had almost forgotten, and decided to share it right away with my readers.

The case now is my grandma’s handicraft and pattern magazines and patterns, which I got from my grandma for more than ten years ago. As a teenager I sewed a lot by using just these patterns! Although I haven’t sewn or made handicraft now for years, I've luckily saved this collection.

My grandma had a lot of patterns from the 1940s to 1990s. Some of the patterns were purchased and some of them she had drawn herself. Unfortunately, I was unable to save the whole collection. I’ve pictured some of the pages and patterns.




These patterns have been used for making of clothes for my grandma, my mother and myself. For example my granma sew a red overcoat from the cover of Burda magazine in the 60’s and some 30 years after there was a yellow coat done for me!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My very first polka dot dress by Jo Collins

I bought my very first polka dot dress at the end of this summer.


I fell in love with back of heavily boned bodice of this Jo Collins (Jo Collins was a junior label made by Mandel Manufacturing Company in St. Louis) labelled dress, which is open with corset lacing up the back.


I did not get to wear the dress in the summer but I wanted very much to use it. So I decided to wear it last week. Although the season for the summer dress was run out a long time ago.


With the dress I had chosen green box purse and green shoes which matched nicely with green polka dots.


For jewellery I had green charm bracelet and matching earrings set which I bought from my sister this autumn.


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