Sunday, April 19, 2015

Paper Dolls and Silk Sewing




Just a few paper dolls from a friend. I love to collect the vintage ones.

This sweet selection is from the same friend. I bought this darling German wooden 8" doll from her and she sent the other items knowing I would like them.
This is my new student Emily who has been coming for a month now and she has made a set of napkins, pillow cases, and this simple apron with pockets and also started her table topper with 4" squares.

This is what I'm working on in Dupoini silk. It's a pattern called a Flounce About Jacket. This silk is gorgeous I bought it while in France. I am trimming this out in black velvet. It's coming along. That is some bead work you see on the inside. The hem called for machine stitching but I used Petersham Ribbon and hand work. I can't see machine stitching on silk!




This is a taffeta silk bolero lined in 100% cotton silk like fabric. It has vintage green buttons. Lots of hand work on the lining.

The boys say thanks for the visit and come back soon. 
Nan

5 comments:

Linda said...

Such a lovely post! Warm greetings from Montreal. :) The paper dolls bring back such great childhood memories for me. Thank you so much for sharing, love your photos.

Jewels said...

Hi Nan - cannot tell you how much I love your green jacket with the beautiful floral lining - gorgeous! I also love the fact you are sharing your sewing skills with a new generation - I hope they appreciate how much it will mean to them as they got older :) Jewels

Life thrue grace said...

lovely blog, i see many blogs on internet true others and so i found yours...i follow most of the time blogs with the same hobbys as i have...just for fun, when i have time...thanks for sharing, will visit again..blessings

Anita - Soaring Eagle said...

It has been so long since I have caught up on reading blogs. So much going on now. My vacation today and I am getting caught up. Well probably won't be able to all of it. I really enjoy your blog. I agree with Linda on her post that the paper dolls brought back such great childhood memories for me too.

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