Sunday 23rd February
I've mentioned before that mum is having a major loft clearout and I have some rather nice items of hers that I have listed on eBay. Today, after spending the morning helping me chop wood for the woodburner, she mentioned that she was off into the loft again as the weather was not conducive to gardening. I couldn't miss the opportunity for a good old rummage in the loft so asked if I could help.
We found a lot of pieces of crimplene, in pretty patterns too!
There are four patterned pieces, all big enough to make a skirt, top or shift dress out of, and four plain pieces.
We also unearthed three large barkcloth curtains!
I now have an urge to sew!
We also came across a chocolate brown faux fur coat, a dress my mother is convinced that her mother wore to my aunt's wedding in 1969, and a half finished dress and jacket, again in crimplene!
I remember when I was little, my mum made both herself and me matching crimplene suits. Hers was brown, and mine was textured green. For entertainment, she would switch the lights out and give me a hug, the ensuing sparks were like an indoor firework display for free!