Yesterday I was digging through the sewing room cabinets trying to find the older daughter’s Renaissance Faire costume that used to be there. This costume has decided to go walkabout and is mysteriously missing after hanging on the sewing room door for years. I remember having a brief attack of neatness and putting all the parts of the costume together, but where it went after that is not known. During my search, I uncovered a box of old patterns from the 60’s and 70’s. I was interested in embroidered clothing even that long ago:
The pattern above is obviously useful for making Mexican peasant blouses.
Butterick 4165 would work on the type of peasant blouse the younger daughter prefers.
Making that clothespin apron and doing the free-motion embroidery on the machine was fun, and I am interested to try more of it. In other sewing news, I have the camisole and the hobo bag mostly finished, but I have to wait for a visit from the younger daughter so she can try them on. I need to check the armhole depth on the camisole and the strap length on the handbag.