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Friday, June 15, 2012
History and Heartstrings
I don't usually say much about my Etsy store. I have the link on my sidebar, of course, but my blog is more about connecting with the like-minded folks who "get it" and feel compelled to rescue the little pieces of the past and respect them and move them forward. I listed this 1947 pattern in my Etsy a couple of days ago and it still has me wondering, like things do.
I slipped my hand inside the envelope and pulled out the pattern pieces to count and my heart beat just a little bit faster. The last person to likely touched those pattern pieces was another creative and it was 65 years ago. Somehow, I felt honored. She was making a little dress for her DD who, if she still lives, is approaching 70 years of age. She was a Baby Boomer. Was her Mama a "Rosie"? Did she grow up to be a hippie? You know I wonder about things...
Did she make the little dress from sack cloth or could she afford to pick the perfect fabric from a local store? Was it a labor of love or did she sew from the necessity of the times and the expected skills of a homemaker in that era? The pieces were carefully folded and inserted back into the envelope. Was there a little sister following behind and she knew she would use it again? I wonder about things...