Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Goodness from yesteryear

I have had some serious postie love this past week and also some absolute vintage treasures come my way too!!
Firstly I recieved this pattern from the amazing Kellie at Dont Look Now.. I will promise to make something from this one day!
Then this adorable kinnear fabric from Liberty of London arrived from the UK. I have been drooling over and wanting to find and buy this for a very very long time!!!
Finally... nearly a whole metre.....yippee and a little snippet of purple (Im thinking for a kinder doll dress maybe??)

I am so so so excited to have recieved these books that belonged to my grandmother, Vera.
My Aunt passed them to me and I am feeling very very lucky!!!

What a fancy nightie selection???

There are things in these books I have never even heard of before, like jerkins (what the?) and lots of other obviously necessary attire from yesteryear with very odd names.
I have enjoyed flicking through them and the tailoring advice is wonderful. I do not however think that my girls will be asking for any garments out of these books.. Very Lucille Ball.. not at all very 'rock chic'..


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful selection of goodies! I want to make some of those cushions too - I saw them in real life at Kellie's and they really are incredible. Love the Liberty, love the crocheted cap, and adore the Enid Gilchrist patterns - such a find! There is a blog all on patterns inspired by Enid - http://inspiredbyenid.blogspot.com/ - Tracy makes some great things from these patterns. Enjoy!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Hey Jo. Miss Paige is looking very grown up!! Love Kellie's patterns, all her goodies really. Enjoy Vera's patterns, will be there in Oct. for a 'real' look!! xox

Nikki said...

I'm INSANELY JEALOUS... those Enid Gildchrist books have me hyperventilating. I only have one of them,, and I WANT ALL THE REST!!! Lucky girl.

Love the hat, too...

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Okay, the first thing I thought of was that Nikki would be jealous!! LMAO there she is in the previous comment! You have an instant Enid collection there. Hold onto them tightly, they are worth their weight in gold and the patterns are so easy to draft.

Black Eyed Susie said...

What a great haul! I just love that fabric. And the books, I have a couple but like everyone else would love them all.

Kellie said...

Looking forward to seeing the cushions made up! I have some of that Liberty in ... you guessed it ... pink! It is beautiful!

Cathy said...

so glad you found the Liberty you wanted. Your little hat is just too cute too.