These are scans of the first pages of my Mother's college sewing project from her days at Princess Christian Nanny College in the 1960s.
I spent hours poring over this as a child and love everything from the gold worn paper covering to the tiny stitches, the single teacher's remark and my Mum's neat lettering.
I will be sharing her work as my own tutorial series progresses and incorporating some of her work into the series itself.
Yesterday I shared a lesson on my essentials for a sewing basket and it is lovely to see the similarities and differences that 50 years have made. I would never say a bodkin or a stiletto are essential but the rest are the same...and we both advise lots of pins ;)
In case you are wondering about the woman who wrote the immaculate pages...this is my Mother, on the left, with her sister in their childhood village of Broadbottom at some point in the 1950s. The matching skirts and my Aunt's slippers make me smile. Sadly neither can remember the name of the little cat.