I love antique laces. I love the extra detail in the pattern, the unusual colors, the history of previous owners and previous uses about which I speculate while I am sewing.
I love this daygown. I love the materials, the techniques, the details that I so enjoyed adding and the daydreams I entertained while fantasizing about grandchildren in my future. Can you tell I love heirloom sewing?
Yet again, this is not a modern project for an old fashioned Nana. I needed grandchildren before I realized the importance of easy care.
Through the years, I have sniffed out some incredible finds. This lace was one of them. At the end of this post, I will tell you about how I became the final owner of this unused, antique lace. Continue reading