Thursday, February 14, 2008

textile pattern week: day 4


k's dog, mormor, mom, aunts k and m. (my aunt k is not this short. not sure how this photo makes her seem so short! {sag till om ni vill inte vara med har k o m.})

thought i'd post a pic from some of my first textile pattern memories. my mom had many of these simple, a-line floral skirts when i was little (again, it was the 70's). being skirt height, i had a close relationship with all those flowers. (i wonder what the skirts were made of, because some of them were softer than cotton or cotton/poly—almost flannel-ish.) and of course, i remember really liking some of my own patterned clothing, which i didn't pick out, but appreciated anyhow. i remember some brown and white striped, ribbed tights, a red miniskirt with white flowers (sewn by my aunt), a ladybug nightgown (loved that thing). it's funny how well i remember a lot of clothes. do you vividly remember childhood clothes too?

can't believe i forgot to post lotta's link on my swedish textile designers link day. i've had her website link on my links page for years, but i didn't know she now also has a wonderful blog.

11 comments:

karin said...

This photo is lovely. 70's have some of the best patterns.

SCAREDY-CAT said...

Your grandma looks so stylish!
This photo reminds me of old photos of my parents.
I often find 70's dresses and skirts in thrift shops and like the patterns, but more than often the fabric is some awful 100% poly-something or other I can't think of using anywhere. What a shame.

I've really enjoyed this pattern week!

lotta said...

Thank you for the link and the nice words!! I love the photo. Beautiful people indeed.

dandelion said...

very cool skirts!...x

Anonymous said...

I think I see your feet behind mormor. gs

Kerry Mosley said...

70s patterns are amazing. Thanks for posting all the textile designer links this week ...its been a real treat!

shash said...

mom, that's so funny! i would never have noticed that. that would explain what you're looking at!

bugheart said...

been loving
your textiles...
sorry i haven't
been posting-
i will try tomorrow
for the last day!
xo

anne said...

hi shash, i really had to smile when you said you had a "close relationship" with the flowers on the skirts of your mom. that's so nicely said! thanks for the lovely link!

have a lovely weekend! cheers from anne

ah_yi said...

shash,
finally i did a post for textile week! sorry i thought i would have time to do more....

have a nice weekend!

ebbsingen said...

Jag minns lukten på kläder jag hade när jag var liten speciellt en tröja, eller kjol som jag älskade som var av ett sånt där handuksmatrial som var så poppis på 70...
det är så kul att se bilder med lite historia i sig på nätet...