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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pages of the Past

"How to Make Children's Clothes the Modern Singer Way" from 1927 is a booklet I purchased for about $1. It is a great glimpse into the past and provides inspiration for today's old-fashioned Mamas and Grammies.
For the babies, we have several pages of little dresses. They are sweet and dainty! If you want to make dresses like this today, the place to look is the Old Fashioned Baby.
If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I'm a sucker for rompers! I love the way they pouf around those fat baby legs. They are a great place to do a little hand work or smocking, too! The drop seats are just adorable. So, this is one of my favorite pages from this book.
Here's something sweet for little girls. "Bloomer Frocks" are short dresses with matching bloomers underneath. This is still a great style for today. I love the button waists that held up undies in the days before elastic.
With the hot weather we've had lately, everyone loves to put little ones in sun suits and play clothes! Wouldn't these styles be cute in the repro 30s prints? The bias bound edges are an inexpensive way to embellish these little bubbles.

These are just a few pages from this wonderful old booklet. I'll share more in another post. 

Finally, I'll share a sneak peek of what I've been working on lately. I've been experimenting with thread crochet. I love the delicate look and the crochet works up quickly even with the tiny hook and thread (size 10). I hope to finish this soon and then I'll tell you all about it. I hope you are enjoying summer vacation as much as we are! Today we are going swimming. Hello to all my friends in Bloggerland and thank you to all who cheer up my day with comments or by becoming a Follower!


Goosegirl said...

Hi Elisabath Rose. That little book is a goldmine of inspiration. How fun! And your thread crochet is beautiful!

Jan said...

What a treasure that book is! I'm so jealous.