These are some old baby clothes I have collected.
I'm not sure how old the gowns are as they were at my mother-in-law's
all folded in a drawer. They are machine stitched and this one has
a sweet little rabbit embroidered on the bodice between
the pin tucking. The hanger is a reproduction.
The hanger on the right with the baby's face is vintage.
The hat is satin and hangs in front of a pretty satin baby's coat.
This is another old hat hanging over a hand made bib.
The bib is embroidered with my husband's initials
and his birthdate. There is a gown underneath as well with lace
trim around the neck. They are very sheer cotton and quite fragile.
I wish I knew who wore them and if they were christening gowns
from the early 1900's.
I have a collection of old things on the shelf including jars of buttons,
a hat stand, a china tea set from my childhood, the book "A Child's Garden of Verses,
sample hats of molded plastic from Stetson in the yellow box, and a pair of
leather baby shoes. The baton laying across the pegs is from the 50's.
This is a vintage laundry bag with appliqued 'laundry' on
an embroidered clothes line between poles. So cute!
These are some old patterns I found. I love the colourful
drawings and the vintage clothing styles. Too bad
I don't like to sew as these apron patterns are beautiful!
Do you remember your mother wearing an apron while doing house work
or baking? I do. My mother always wore a half apron while baking
and she even had extra fancy ones that she wore to serve dinner in.
My great aunt wore a full apron over her house dress. Yes,
there were "house dresses" back in the day. A properly dressed lady
didn't wear her street clothes while in the house. She wore a cotton dress, usually
flowered or patterned and always wore an apron over it to protect it.
I have house clothes. Yes, I do. I wear a tee shirt and jeans and if it's cold, a sweatshirt
or hoodie. And I don't wear these particular clothes to town. I may
wear them to the corner store but not when I go shopping or visiting. When a tee shirt gets
a little worn it becomes my house shirt. The same with jeans. I do wear an
apron when I bake, but not when making or serving dinner :-)
I am wondering if any of my readers wear aprons or if they have house clothes
as I do.
Have a wonderful day.
Blessings to you,