Sewing for Victory!
I have decided to join the Sew For Victory challenge. I stumbled onto to the Lucky Lucille blog. And that’s how I found out about the challenge.
The goal is to sew an outfit from the 1940’s.
I think…NO…I KNOW I can!! My Grammy Helen was an accomplished seamstress and taught me many tricks. Grammy sewed for San Francisco’s upper crust. Many of my outfits in the 70’s were made with scraps from these ladies. 😉
In fact, I sew on my other Grammy’s 1960 Kenmore !!
Though I will say I was NEVER a fan of polyester!
My Grammy learned to sew very, very young. And later as a war bride, she learned to make do with whatever was at hand. Including flour sacks.
It’s interesting that off and on over the years I have used the skills I didn’t really realize I had, to earn a living!
So in memory of her, I am doing the Sew for Victory Challenge. I have not quite decided on a pattern yet, though I have an idea of what I want. The 1940’s were a great time for ladies fashions. Very flattering and feminine.
Keep an eye out for updates on my outfit!
Posted on March 29, 2014, in Buffalo Gals Mercantile, country living, Crafts, farm, memories, retro wife, Uncategorized, vintage and tagged Butterick Patterns, counytry living, crafts, flour sacks, Grammy, homesteading skills, Kenmore, Luck Lucille, McCalls Patterns, Sew for Victory, sewing, sewing machines, Simplicity Patterns, Singer, vintage, Vogue Pattens. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.