Last week I got the coolest gift ever: a box of vintage lace and trim from my aunt.
A lot of it came from my grandma’s stash. She used to keep a scrapbox under her sewing machine for me to design Barbie clothes. Thus began my love affair with sewing. We lost grandma Vivian to leukemia when I was barely in high school. It’s nice to have this connection with her after she’s been gone so long. I’m so glad my aunt thought of me!
Most of it is yardage, and I’ll definitely be using it in some upcoming projects. I’ve had so much fun digging through it that I thought you’d like to see too.
The colorful pieces are some of my favorites. Is the peachy colored trim (top of photo) tatting? I wonder if it was made or purchased.
There are so,e embroidered trims too.
I looovvve crochet lace. Last year I wrote a tutorial to add crochet lace to shorts. I vaguely remember tea-dyeing with my grandma when I was very young. I wonder I helped dye any of these over a quarter century ago.
That makes me feel old! I hope to sew through my stash before I leave this earth. If I don’t, hopefully one of the kids takes up sewing so I can pass it down.
Here is a woven trim, packaged to prevent unraveling. I can see me wearing it.
This lace has really amazing details. I’ve been swooning all week because I know I’ll be putting this stuff to good use.
More goodies. There is also some sequin trim (not shown) that will be excellent for costumes and crafting. There’s more than I can show here.
There’s just so much to play with. Some of it will need a quick steam. I’m excited about the white laces because, hello Rit dye.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my vintage lace and trim! How much big is your vintage sewing stash?