Grandfathers memories

Today I wanna share some photos from my grandfathers photo album. There is a lot of my Grandmother, who is now dead. But no sad eyes, I never had the chance to meet her properly. She died when I was 1 year old.

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Perhaps my great great grand parents. 1904

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Picnic around 1904

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Grandparents around 1922

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Grandmother around 1950 – Just love that hat!

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Grandmother 1939

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Grandmother 1932

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Grandmother 1940

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Grandmother around 1940

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Grandfather around 1940

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Grandmother 1942

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Grandparents 1942

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Grandmother around 1942

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Grandparents 1942

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Grandmother around 1946

My new 1920s hat

Finally i found time to make some of the things I love the most. Sewing..

Remember that hat from H&M? I’ts finished now!
I decorated it with a feather, velvet fabric and a beaded flower. I absolutely love it! Hopefully it will fit together with the planned flapper dress.

 

DSC00383 DSC00389 DSC00397This was also a part of the Historical Sew Fortnightly – Challenge #9 – Flora and Fauna

 

1920’s Flapper Dress Inspiration/Challenge

I’ve just said yes to be a part of a historical sewing challenge. I don’t think i’m getting to much done and need some inspiration to my projects.
The communities is called The Historical Sewing Fortnightly and can be found on facebook. Just follow my link. 

The first Challenge I’ve enrolled myself in is the so called Squares, Rectangles and triangles.

So I sad down and thought. Looked in my old costume guide. And then it came to me. A flapper dress! I haven’t done any costumes from the modern period yet and this was my change to finally do so. I have a bunch of pale yellow chiffon fabric laying around and a pattern for the chemise to go under. I can fell this. So good!
I’s going to fell good to have my Toyota sewing machine up running again.

Here is some of  photos for inspiration:

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For more inspiration photos check my Pinterest board for this: HERE