Friday, January 8, 2010

A Blast From the Past

This all started when my daughter in Texas sent this photo of her daughter wearing a velvet dress and heirloom pinafore vintage about 1989. I dug out the photo of her mom and sisters wearing the original pinafores. They were about 4, 9, and 11 at the time and are now 24, 29, and 31.


I love that good Swiss cotton batiste and Swiss cotton laces have the beautiful ability to come back to life with a good wash and a press after many years in a trunk. A couple years after the above photo was taken Lauren (the youngest) modeled a similar pinafore for Creative Needle Magazine. I'm still sad every month when there is not a new Creative Needle in my mailbox - they are greatly missed.




These photos were taken with the Utah Symphony. This pinafore features lots of hand embroidery in the paneled skirt. The Creative Needle issue is Nov/Dec 1991 if you want to take a look. Tina Lewis, a VERY talented designer and stitcher who lives in Park City organized the photo shoot and created many of the garments. A funny little side note - Creative Needle came to Salt Lake several times to do photo shoots and on two occasions I managed to have a baby the VERY NEXT DAY after they left. That might give you some indication about how stressful photo shoots can be with unpredictable children and delicate clothing. As I said earlier - they are greatly missed.

8 comments:

  1. I HAVE NO RECOLLECTION OF THAT PICTURE BY THE PIANO?

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  2. Funny I think this is the first time I have seen it too :)

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  3. Gail, you have failed as a parent. Were you not greeting them at the door after school waving the newest magazine in their faces? LOL, IIIII remember those layouts!!

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  4. I think we have all blocked it out because I don't recognize it either! :)

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  5. OMG! I remember Tina Lewis, and how talented she was/is. Is she still sewing/designing?

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  6. Oh, I remember your pictures of your dds in SB as well, and the one in Creative Needle. I made a swiss batiste pinafore myself! Most likely inspired by yours.
    The same Anonymous as above,
    Designdreamer

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  7. Mrs. Doane:
    I recall you published an article in ASE where you discussed the importance of interfacing a high yoke smocked dress. Do you recall what issue it was or the technique? Is your recommendation to interface both the smocked insert as well as the high yoke portion of it? I remember reading this and finding it interesting. Would love to use this technique in an outfit I am working on. Thanks a lot!!

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  8. Children often "have no memory" of childhood things unless it suits their purpose. One very food fussy son told us he had "no memory of any Twinkies when I was a child...only Brussel Sprouts"!
    Sarah

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