I love antique laces.Â 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.Â I love the materials, the techniques, the details that I so enjoyed adding and the daydreams IÂ entertained whileÂ fantasizing aboutÂ grandchildren in my future.Â Â Can you tell I love heirloom sewing?
Yet again, this isÂ not a modern project for an old fashioned Nana.Â I needed grandchildren before I realized the importance of easy care.
Through the years, I have sniffed out some incredible finds.Â This lace was one of them.Â At the end of this post, I will tell you about how I became the final owner of this unused, antique lace. Continue reading