Tales of discarded treasure

by Time and again on May 7, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1960s,Children,Pants / Trousers,Shirts

I finally completed a set of 30 outfits for a parade (patterns spanning 50 years) for a local Kindergarten celebrating their 75th Anniversary. I swear it is taking longer to load them all up on my blog than it was to sew them (and next time I will take someone else along who can take photos for me).

All of the outfits were made from remnants picked up at thrift shops, including the notions – except for the thread; and the electricity used by the sewing machine was completely generated by our Solar Power system. The patterns, of course, are recycled from the past – some of them were pretty heavily used.

I thought I would share one of my favourites – 1969 Boy’s outfit – high waisted, button on trousers with a tuxedo style shirt. I am not sure if it was because I liked the style, or whether the boy wearing it was just perfect for it.

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Yasmine May 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

What a huge undertaking! If this outfit is anything to go by, the kids must have looked charming. This boy, in this outfit, is perfect! Thanks for sharing.


Jessamyn May 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

That is extremely adorable, and I hope we get to see some of the other children, too!


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