1950's Wool Dress Recycledcomments (7) February 1st, 2009 in gallery
My Mom is a fashionable woman. She is the fount of so much of my skills in art and crafting, not only genetically but also learned. From a child through my adulthood she and I have crafted together. Her patience, encouragement, teachings and talent have given me endless outlets for my creative mind. She's also a snappy dresser! From her I've derived a deep love of hats, scarves and brooches.
She gave me this old wool embroidered dress from the 1950s. It was hers. It had some moth holes in it. I've kept it (yes, I tried it on and I couldn't breathe ... she's smaller than me but that didn't stop me from doing it!) and since I'm in a "scarfy" mode I decided to do something with it. Yes, a scarf. It's wool, it's soft, it's lightweight, I love the material and colors. I'm thinking big beautiful blue roses to echo the embroidery with vanilla leaves to match the wool. I've got the materials ... I like the idea of recycling the dress into something wearable and lovely.
Mom's 75th birthday is coming up in May. Wonder if she would recognize the dress if I make this a gift for her? I'm going to look for a blue rose rhinestone brooch to go with it ... she would like that. :-)
Stay tuned ... this will be updated with the finished piece!
Pattern or design used: My own design