It's unbelievable how time flies, I hardly have time to blog once between the Vintage Thingies Thursdays! This is something I don't want to miss. See the list on links on Suzanne's blog here.
This week my vintage thingie is something brand new but still vintage. My faithful readers know by now that I come from a long line of women who like to start sewing things, saving things and not throwing away things you might be able to use for something. Today you will see a perfect example for this all.
This is my newest apron, I made it in class two weeks ago. Originally it was half of a summer dress my mother had sewn for my grandmother, who died in 1963 so the fabric must be vintage. My mother then at some point took the dress apart and started making two aprons of it. As it often happens to our projects, this project was not finished but put aside to be finished later. Last month when I was visiting my mother and digging in the boxes at the attic (you remember the itchy woollen dresses I found), I found a pile of UFOs. After my mother had seen them and told me the history, she gave the lot to me so I could do whatever I want with them. Well, a mother can never have too many aprons, I think, so I put this one together:
The other apron will have a different bib part and a wide waistband, so it will be made later for someone with a waistline. This one is mine. If you click on the picture you can see the tiny dots cheering up this brown and white fabric.
I took the picture yesterday, but there is still some of the first snow left we had on Monday morning. This is very early for snow in Southern Finland. There are still so much leaves in the trees, they must fall before the snow is welcome!
Happy VTT! Go on with the link list Suzanne is hosting, there are such treasures to see on the blogs.