Sunday, January 12, 2014

January Plaid

Yeah! One dress down. My home may be a complete wreck, but I sewed my dress! I'm proud of my work. I made my own interfacing instead of dress lining (because I am lazy and hello, I own a slip!). I also did a "lapped zipper" (I believe it is called that...sorry if I'm wrong). 

Friday, January 10, 2014

In the Blood

Mary Moore Crawforth

I love sewing, and I especially love sewing dresses.

On (open to anyone who would like to find out more about their ancestors) I noticed there was a picture and story attached to the name of my ancestor, Mary Moore. As it turns out, she was an excellent dress maker in her teenage years and made dresses for rich ladies in London around 1850 I believe. This information is so amazing to me, not only because I love love love old fashioned clothes but I am descended from someone who could really make them?! Before patterns were used?!

She was an amazing woman who left her beautiful home in Yorkshire for the plains of Utah when she and her husband joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She traded her beautiful dresses to feed her children. I love her and I am inspired by her example.