Saturday, April 27, 2019

Blossom Fashion: Lilacs

Young Lady With Lilacs 
by Hans Fredrik Gude, 1897


Lilacs by Catherine Klein



Hello Ladies, 

Still on the subject of sewing, and because the lilacs are coming into bloom so fast, I wasn't able to finish sewing the lilac outfit to go-with.

These blossoms are coming in to full bloom rather fast.  


They first appear in little berry-like clusters...


...which open up into the lighter color petals. 
Yesterday the lilac bush looked good with the pre-washed fabric drying on the line behind it. New fabric must be washed to make it shrink before sewing the item.  Otherwise the garment may shrink after it has been made, when it is washed for the first time.

I hope to come back soon with the completed outfit. If  the blossoms don't last, I'll put the dress on the dress-form and get a picture.

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Thought for today:

"We are not citizens of this world trying to get to Heaven; We are citizens of Heaven trying to get through this world."

3 comments:

lynn maust said...

The young lady with lilacs could have been my great grandmother....my goodness, how things have changed - and not for the better.

Feminine Belle said...

Regardless or not if the blooms last, allow me to encouraged you to continue with this blooming series.


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amulbunny's random thoughts said...

When I was little in Wisconsin, we had an enormous lilac bush and mock orange at the end of our wash line. We'd have to dodge and dash from the bees, but the smells were so wonderful. My mom brought cuttings back from Wisconsin to her mobile home park and we'd put ice on it in the late fall to trick it into thinking about winter. She had lovely blooms.

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