Thursday, February 16, 2012
MAKE DO AND MEND
One thing that must get done is to make a patch for my nightgown. Georgie fancies himself a ripper, extraordinaire and tore a hole in the back of my nightgown when it fell off the hook onto the floor. Nothing is safe from his little hobby. Since flannel nightgowns are as scarce as hen's teeth, I decided just to patch the ones I have. My other one has a rather remarkable patch, made after I tore it on a nail. So now my nightgowns have patches fore and aft. There's something endearing and homey in a patch. It makes me feel connected to those pioneer women. Or was it Ma Kettle?
Another way I'm filling my days is sorting through my grandmother's button box, stringing the matching buttons together. It takes so much time to seek out matching sets in the big box when I want to sew something. I found this very pretty cameo among the buttons. I was trying to figure out how to create a chain for it, when I struck on the idea to string some cheap little beads and an some pearls from an old necklace. Very pretty and sweet. By the way, isn't that a pretty slip Madame the Bust is modeling? The picture doesn't capture the pretty lavender color. I love old vintage slips and snap them up whenever I find them at the thrift stores. They just make you feel like a lady when you wear them under a dress. Plus they make nice summertime nightgowns. They usually only cost a dollar or two. And it's fun to experiment with dying them pretty colors to match your wardrobe.
And here's a picture of my little tuffet: