I find it really hard to walk past old sewing patterns when I am at the Op Shop. It’s not that I actually use them, although I do have grandiose dreams of telling Mia to simply pick what she wants and I will make it. The existing pile is already fairly large, but there’s something about the illustrations and the story they tell of a time when most clothing was made at home that makes me impulsively go through them. I have such a dreamy vision of the whole process, from pattern to finished garment. It must have been so exciting – choosing a style, matching that with a fabric, taking a paper wrapped parcel of promise home. Especially exciting for children I would imagine – and the poor Mum’s hearing “is it done yet?” over and over. This is hearking back to a time when everyone wore clothes that were unique and individual, hand picked and handmade, your entire look by design, no-one had the same thing as the next person. Isn’t that a wonderful thought?
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