When I posted some of the lessons learned from an old sewing book earlier this week, many of you commented on how the drawings would make good embroidery patterns. I totally agree.
Further along in the book, in the Techniques section, there is a nice chapter on sewing equipment. When I paged through this chapter, my first thought was "these drawings would make great embroidery patterns - I should scan them in and share them with my blog friends" Seriously, I did. And I love the handwriting. All the illustrations in the Techniques section are accompanied by this airy, legible script.
So what equipment do we need to sew a well thought out, well constructed wardrobe that matches our personalities? Well, according to Clothing Construction and Wardrobe Planning, in addition to a sewing machine, you will need:
I have a lot of these tools, but not all... the bodkin? Even though this was a mystery object at a trivia night I attended, I am still not sure what it is used for. Anyway, I think these would be fun to embroider.
You can find these individual drawings (cleaned up in PhotoShop, but not perfect) over at Flickr or you can download a pdf of all of them, here. Please share if you end up crafting with them - I would love to see what you create.