Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Not my UFO
Just because I wasn't reporting on the sewing, doesn't mean that sewing didn't happen. It's the best way I know to really "switch off" my brain.
Can anyone beat a 40(?)-year-old UFO? Just wondering if I'm the only crazy one who cannot stand seeing a project that isn't finished, even if it's not mine.
This one is my aunt's. She'll be 90 in a few months. I never knew her to sew. I remember her knitting, crocheting, embroidering - but never sewing. At some point she must have taken a sewing class, or at least began to take a sewing class. This blouse was all cut, marked - every seam line marked with carbon and tracing wheel - even mostly basted together by hand. (Every pattern piece has my aunt's name on it, which is why I assumed that she was in a class.) The copyright date on the pattern in 1970, so I'm assuming that all this work happened shortly after that date. Everything was stuffed into a bag, survived all these years and several long distance moves and ended up at my house a few years back. I promptly tossed it into a corner and forgot about it - until I was moving the sewing room. The fabric was still good. Seemed as though it would still fit. Why not put the blouse together?
Funny thing - when my mother took the blouse over, my aunt couldn't remember ever having started it.