Margaret Horton – Recycle – Nostalgia
My sewing life began with dressmaking and with the help of my sister in law, I made my own bridesmaid dress for my brother’s wedding and that was a long time ago! I had just turned 13 years old, and I have made numerous items of clothing since then, but not for some while now.
I moved on to embroidery and then patchwork and quilting, straying ever further away from dressmaking, so excited by the C&G courses in creative embroidery and quilting. All that luscious paint and dye was just irresistible. Now, in a workroom stocked to the ceiling with all manner of equipment and materials, I have merged the old with the new, recycling old patterns in a new way, combining them with recycled drop cloths and old covered buttons from my dressmaking days. It’s been nice thinking about my dressmaking and I just may have to revisit those days again soon.
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