Like most people of my vintage, I started sewing very young, at my mother’s knee.
I thought I would post a photo of this needle case, the first thing I made when I went to boarding school at 11. This means that it is 50 years old! Still looks ok, so I am quite pleased. I bet that lots of people have got things just like this that they painstakingly (and in my case, quite carelessly) made at school. If I ever get any
stalkers followers, I might get some comments about this.
I would like to think that I’ve come a long way, but I am not too sure! My aim is to make things where people don’t ask me whether I’ve made them! I have been successful in this aim with Archie’s shirts – people ask him where he gets them. He tells me that they even check the back for the label, so I’ve had a label made!
This is a really simple label that I ordered online – only to discover that it comes from the Netherlands! It is made of a plasticised fabric which makes sewing it quite interesting. In the end I decided to zigzag it on to the garment, but it does look a bit uneven in this photo…