Thursday, April 7, 2011

When Work is Fun

A few weeks ago a friend asked if I would make her a purse. She wanted a duplicate of a purse she'd worn out.  I told her to bring me her fabrics and I'd get started. For the outside she found a light canvas in colors she loves and for the inside she had an old dress of her grandmother's. As close as she could figure, it was about 75 years old and well worn. She couldn't wear it and wanted to have this tangible piece of her grandmother with her daily.  She remembers her grandmother wearing it being told it was made from flour sack fabric. It was interesting working with something that had been made by another seamstress so long ago.



I really enjoyed making this set. I hope she enjoys using it!

14 comments:

  1. These are awesome! I love the fabric she picked out and the liner has such an incredible story behind it! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    You did an amazing job!

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  2. It looks so good which reminds me I need to give you the pictures of the dress!

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  3. I love it! The idea is so sweet, the fabric is beautiful and the results are amazing. Love love it.. What a great idea.

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  4. Fabulous bag set. I love making bags and it's fun when you can re-purpose clothes you are unable to wear.

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  5. Awesome! And really neat story about the feedsack dress! That's so cool!

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  6. I love this! I made my mom a purse and for the lining I used a blouse that my grandmother had cut out and partially sewn. My mom loves and tells everyone that story. :)

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  7. She will love it, I'm sure! I like you little touches, and your sweet label/tags....
    :-}pokey

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  8. Lovely! You are always so good with details ;)

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  9. Love it! Lucky friend. And smart, to use that dress that way. Now she'll get to think of her grandmother every time she gets iuto her purse. :)

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  10. That fabric is darling and with sentimental value, aww! Great set too =]

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  11. I love the fabric!! really cute set:)

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