Grandma's Sewing Room

January 12th, 2020

For years I've wanted to plunder in my Grandma's sewing room for fabrics. I knew she had tons of calico fabrics and older fabrics. When I finally worked up the courage to ask her if it was ok that I look through her room, I found the calicos, but I also found some of the most amazing florals that had to be from the 60s-70s. Some real flower power stuff. I can't wait to make my dream wardrobe with some of these fabrics she so graciously like me take home. (I did buy her lunch after I finished plundering.)

I wanted to know more about what she used to sew. She told me she used to make everything she wore except for her undergarments. I let her know that's exactly what I want to do. I'm excited I'll get to do that with some of the fabric she purchased years and years (and years) ago. She kept saying as she stared at the fabric pile I dug out of her sewing room "You won't run out of things to do for a while with that". She's right about that. I had even already made plans for a few of the fabrics I gathered as I was digging them out.

Below is all the fabric I found and took home. As I was bagging them up to take home I'd ask her what she had planned on making for some of them. For most of them she said she was going to make a tablecloth. And she told me that every time she saw a fabric that would make a pretty tablecloth she bought it whether she was going to make it or not. She would have had a sweet collection of tablecloths had she made them all. I, on the other hand, would not have a sweet floral coat that I'm about to make out of one those tablecloth fabrics.