2 July 2011

restorations

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We are both ADDICTED to finding vintage clothes these days, I LOVE finding something, washing it up and drying on the line. Mending little bits here and there, examining how it's been made, admiring someone's needle work from 100 years ago. This is how I like to spend a weekend.


one of my recent finds is this 1930s dressing gown...

I will keep it the rest of my life, its so beautiful. the fabric is amazing, nothing like what we have now. I also love the way the sewing is not that great, someone must have followed a pattern at home, but it adds to its charm I think. It has little Art Deco touches, like the 'v' shape cuff hems and the pointed pocket. 


Nao, loves to find old leather bags, he spends ages waxing and oiling and re-stitching them. I can see him smiling to himself through my shed window. He showed me some of his faves...

his most favourite is this totally manky bag, that I don't even want to touch for fear of catching something. It probably stored a hundred years worth of trout or eels in there.


he loves these 1930s men's shoes too...

the length is ok but the width is a little restricting. I think the middle three toes could fit in?

meanwhile, after meeting at the garden table for tea and some very nice chocolate and marshmallow Polish biscuits {a new discovery}, we went back to our sheds...






I did a lot more admiring than actual sewing.
Anyhow, our curry should be arriving soon! Happy weekend x