|My Mom, Barbara Atkinson|
I was blessed with a Mom that shared with me a myriad of her talents. Since this is a sewing blog, I will focus here just on one of those talents. I owe all of my sewing ability to my Mom. She taught me from the time that I was 8 years old until I was 18. There were a lot of trips to the fabric store, long days of sewing for 4-H competitions, and many, many times when she ripped out my mistakes, so I wouldn't have to.
I know that she was proud of my sewing, and before she passed away, I got a chance to show her what I'd been working on. I was putting together a capsule wardrobe with shades of aqua, cream and black, with a few touches of magenta. I was using deluxe fabrics including lots of silks and woolens. Her favorite color was aqua, and she thought it was all so beautiful. I'm so happy that she got to see it.
So, I'm dedicating this wardrobe capsule to my Mom. I'll think of her every time I wear something from it. I'll be posting about each item over the next few weeks, but here's a sneak peak of everything:
2 knit tunics
1 silk button front shirt
1 fleece zip jacket
1 wool cardigan
1 pair of pants
and one coat.
Other items in my closet that will work with this capsule include a black leather skirt, cream denim jeans, black boots, grey boots, black turtleneck, teal tights, black leggings, and various scarves and jewelry.
It's a snow day here, and my husband is annoyed that I'm blogging, instead of shoveling with him, so I will begin posting about each item tomorrow.