We just got back from a business trip to San Diego where the spouse had a conference to attend. While he was at the conference, I drove all around town and hunted up antique stores, thrift stores, and sewing machine shops. I had some luck at Sew Hut, a shop I wish was in my town, and I found the large hoop for the Bernette embroidery machine my sister-in-law gave to me. The pricey shop near my home had given me a price for ordering the hoop for me, and I was going to have to save up and order it, but I found it for half the price at the Sew Hut. Now I’m going to really have to learn how to use that machine.
One evening the spouse and I went to Old Town to soak up some history. There were shops selling Mexican garments so I took lots of pictures. They had lots of small tops and dresses for children, too, and I will have to figure out a pattern for those because they were so cute and easy to make.
There were dresses and tops with hand embroidery, but some had machine embroidery like the dress above. Some of the dresses for children had a combination. I’ll show some of the pictures I took in later posts. There is something about the riot of color in these garments that makes me happy just to look at them.