A Mum Made Costume, Halloween 1995

Let’s talk Halloween. Specifically, Halloween 1995. My Mum made all of my costumes when I was little (check out 1993 an 1994 here) but this one was my favourite. A floor-length fairy gown in watermarked taffeta, complete with silk flowers on the bodice and a sparkly crown. Sigh…. It was magical—the rustling sound it made when I twirled, the way the…

1930s Laura Wheeler Designs Mail Order Quilting Patterns

Last one in this little vintage sewing series—quilting patterns. In this very worn paper Eaton’s bag I found a stack of newspaper clippings as well as some cardboard cutouts of my Grandma’s. The Laura Wheeler Designs clippings seem to be from the 1930s. I have no experience quilting so I’m not sure what all the cutouts are…