Sewing has really came a long way , since our parents and grandparents days.. During
their days of raising their families, Sewing was not a hobby ,it was a MUST!! Not
only did they have to mend their clothing, make their clothing, and make other household
needs. They had the basic sewing machine, cotton fabrics, basic threads.
Our sewing , has come along way.. We have new, computerized sewing machines, we
have patterns for everything, we have the blog world of sewing information, we have
classes for everything.. We have You Tube! We have all our extras [such as bias binding,
bias tape, lace,etc] packaged and ready to sew. We have online shopping , where our fabrics
are delivered to our doors. We have so many different kinds of fabrics [I don't even
know what they are?]
My daughter /granddaughters came to visit yesterday, and we were discussing
making dresses for the girls [which I do all the time]. She told me, that she
loved the fabrics and knits that didn't need ironing. Life was too busy to iron
all those cotton dresses.!!!!!
I got to thinking about it, and wondered, "how did
I feel about quilting cotton fabrics for wearing apparel? I know this is a much debated
topic in the blog world. I do like the conviences of the easy care of the new fabrics.
But: my reasons for loving and using quilting cottons:
1- So readily available in all the fabric stores /and on line.
2- Such beautiful prints and colors available.
3- The outcome is such a beautiful garment. Crisp and pretty [and no...I hate to iron! The
downside to cottons!]
The vintage dresses that we love so much now... were our grandparents everyday
wear.. They not only sewed them and ironed them.. But, they ironed with out electricity.
They had to heat an iron on the wood fire. [boy , do I feel lazy! ha]. I love the conviences
of today.. I wonder how our parents/grandparents kept the family , going so well? In
my opinion--- they are the "super heroes"!!!