Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sewing Pattern Paper Flower

The sound of the sewing maching, the feel of fabric, and the texture and transparancy of pattern papper. It's part of me. Imprinted upon me as a baby, I'm sure. Listening to my mother's sewing machine,(and my grandmother's), all while being wrapped up in a quilt sitting in a rocking chair. Simultaneously rocking, watching, and listening. Comfort.

It's no wonder that I love to sew, and I love vintage patterns. I use them in my collage pieces, and recently spied a lovely flower made of pattern paper at Vines Vintage; a store in Fort Collins Colorado.

It was a steal, and it has gracefully become a belt for the 
How cute  would these flowers look as part of the decor in a vintage style wedding? I visualize them used on banners, candle holders, etc. The uses are endless. 

Repurposed and recycled into something lovely, and for me, lets me reflect a little on my past. 
Hope you enjoy.......
Happy Creating,

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Sassy Southern Lady said...

I too have memories of my grandmother sewing. I love the flower. It is a wonderful idea. Thats for sharing.

Cheeky Rose Boutique said...

Very pretty indeed!

Rita said...

Love, love, love it! I too have great sewing memories! Thanks for sharing.

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Love this flower, it is made so "perfectly" !!! I think mine would be a messy clump, Haha, Do you sell these? Hope you can visit, Celeste

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Love it Ele...My mom sewed everyday. I know what you mean about the comfort.
Have a wonderful week...Tami @ pinkbuttercreme

deb said...

I love it on your manniquin!! Very romantic flower ♥

Nancy said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

So cute. I love it!

Very creative.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele, love these flowers and the belt looks pretty on the dress form. I've created vintage pattern flowers for some time now and used them for so many designs and wreaths. Adding glitter to the edges looks awesome too. I create mine like an old kleenex rose we used to make in the 70's to decorate a wedding car. Remember how to make those? You do them the same way using vintage sewing patterns.

Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Coleen said...

Beautiful. I like using patterns too. Especially after I've stamped on them.

Coleen in Ukraine

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

The flower and the belt are both lovely. They would be wonderful for a wedding!

Kathie said...

I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


blessings said...

How lovely! I don't think I've seen this style before. I can't wait to try making some. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Blessings... Polly
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Mary Beth said...

Absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for linking up to It's Party Time last week.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mary Beth @CupcakesAndCrinoline

Designed Decor said...

Very pretty! I love the paper color choice! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday -

Kelley - a very JunqueyGal! said...

I love your sewing memories - quite similiar to my own. silly but I miss the smell of my mom's sturdy one. I don't know if it was the light bulb or what. And thanks for sharing your find - I have a zillion old patterns I could use to recreate. I made flowers with sheet music and book pages - this is next! Best regards, Kelley