Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yes.....I'm still here

Just in case you've been wondering what I've been up to, have a look at the blog that I've just started contributing to. It's dedicated to all things Inspired by Enid Gilchrist. If you grew up in Australia in the 50's, 60's or 70's and had a mother, grandmother or aunty who liked to sew. Then there's a good chance your clothes were made using patterns designed by Enid Gilchrist.

I've loved Enid's patterns for as long as I can remember. Mum had a few of her books, so did both my Grandmothers. In the last year I've started collecting her books and have just begun making some of the patterns. I love the style of the clothes and the simplicity of the patterns. Can you believe something that cost 50 cents in the 60's can now sell for $15.00 - $30.00 on ebay. No I didn't spend $30.00....nearly did..
Some of my collection. Most of those above cost 20 cents each at Lifeline. I'm now looking for some of the womens and teenagers pattern books.

Look a whole book dedicated to cool!

Oh, I almost forgot, there has been some cooking and housework in amongst the sewing. I'll share some recipes soon.

Cheers Lisa


Rose said...

We had a fabric & knitting shop called Gilchrists when I was a child. I must ask Mum about this ...

Lisa said...

Rose, fancy that if it's the same family.

alecat said...

Hey, I recognise most of those covers. :)
Mum used to use them for us, and I'm hoping she's still got them stashed somewhere. (Long story, but we're looking for all the old dress and knitting patterns hiding away in her store room.)

I ended up getting some TopKids magazines, which are the 1990s version. Great range of patterns for the children. :)

Lisa said...

Hi Catherine,
Hope your Mum still has her stash of patterns. How exciting if she has!

I think I've seen TopKids at the newsagents, good to see that Enid's legacy continued.