Tuesday 24 April 2012

Darling Mummy..........

So this is a blog about, yes my Mum! No sad tales either she's alive and well and still the inspiration of nearly everything I do. My Mum was used to make all her own clothing, then all of mine when I was young, even down to my school uniform. When I started to dress make it was my poor mother who got countless phone calls on " Help, how do you do that?" or "What does that mean?". We even got out all her old patterns including the dress pattern she wore on her first date at the village disco with my Dad.

At Christmas she bought me the Colette book and thought it so lovely she ended up with her own copy. Since then I'm pleased to say that I have been the inspiration to my Mum to restart sewing. We have had lots of fun pouring over patterns and fabrics, discussing finer points, even a good and honest measuring of each other!

When my Mum last came to visit me she bought along her first efforts in many years. Here she is :

                Isn't the dress great!  The neckline is so flattering, it's a great fit and a wonderful style on her. .                                          Look at the fabric close up, my Mum is so cool.

I'm so pleased my Mum has taken up sewing again. Although it has highlighted similarities and differences between us. She is a perfectionist who will go over and over the same point making it all right. Personally I'm a bit more slap dash and prone to impulses, maybe we could share our personalities out and both be perfect !!


  1. Wow, that's a great fit and choice of print. I guess it's a skill you never forget!

    My mother was visiting last week, and when she saw my shwe shwe wrap dress on my dress form, she said, "Wow, you're better at this than me now". (which was actually false, because she used to make me perfectly fitted dresses for formal dances with boning, lining, lace overlays, etc.!)

  2. Lovely dress - your mum looks very beautiful!

  3. Your mom is lovely, and her dress looks great on her! How cool it is that you have someone close to you who shares your interest.

  4. I remember how lovely your mum was at the meet up last May! Very pretty dress and funky pattern! Go Mums everywhere!

  5. The dress looks great on your mom.. She is so nice and it's lovely you sewing together... Same for me and my mom.. The more I sew the more perfectionist I become and mom just wants to finish her crafts as soon as possible...

  6. Charlotte, your mom is such a pretty lady.. And you look like her..
    Love her dress.. And I am so happy that you get to sew and fabric shop together..what fun.
    My mom sewed for me , when I was little, but she quit sewing and now she is not able too.. But ,that would be so fun, to be able to sew with your mom..
    I have 3 sisters.. and none of them sew.. It would be so much fun, if they did.I have tried ,ha..but they tell me, "absolutely not!!" they have no interest.ha

  7. What a fantastic dress! Your Mom has great style :)

  8. thank you for all the lovely comments, and yes my Mum has read this and is overwhelmed by all the sweet things you have said, although next time she would like more time to put a bit of lippy on!

  9. Just had a peek at your sewing blog. It's really great, but particularly liked the pictures of your mum in her dress. She looks fab!