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My mom gave me my grandma's notebook from when she had sewing classes and I'm in love

My mom gave me my grandma's notebook from when she had sewing classes and I'm in love

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MiscIshLegit

I am so impressed when people draw out designs, I can only draw stick figures!


GoesTheClockInNewton

Sorry to say but I'm pretty sure these are traced. Still an impressive notebook!


Maddiecattie

The individual shapes were clearly made with some sort of tracing tools and rulers, but I think they meant the sketches of the people wearing the garments. At least, that’s the thought that popped into my head, beautiful sketches!


GoesTheClockInNewton

Yes I think the people were traced.


clean-stitch

OMG can you scan the whole thing?!? That is so awesome


StrawberryLeche

Right it’s so beautifully done she could publish it


Paths4byzantium

Could sell it on etsy as a pdf. I would love to read those, keep us updated if you do any full uploads.


MarsScully

I'd certainly be happy to pay :)


moontjee

Wow wat gaaf!! Koester het!


SannePM

Ga ik zeker doen! Nog wel even leren hoe ik met dit soort patronen moet werken though... 😅


CuteDress

Wow! This is so neat and special. You should post it on r/handwriting too!


MonkeyFlowerFace

Oh this is precious! When my grandmother passed away I got her 1970 Bernina and it had the original manual with it. She had written little notes all over it and even stapled samples of the stitches and techniques to the pages. I love looking through it. Her handwriting is so perfect! Well, enjoy this beautiful gift.


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What decade is it from? Very nice sketches!


SannePM

I believe she followed the classes somewhere in the 50's or 60's


valorsociety_

That’s an AMAZING gift!


Below-Sealevel

Echt super vet! Wat goed bewaard ook!


claymountain

Dat handschrift is echt te schattig! Mijn oma was ook gek op naaien, helaas was ze er al te oud voor toen ik leefde. Soms ben ik stiekem best jaloers dat wij niet naar de handwerkschool gaan, maar het is natuurlijk veel beter voor vrouwen nu.


Julius_Duriusculus

Although I don't get anything apart from "handschrift" and "handwerkschool" I like your language very much. Seems always more visual and a bit softer than german to me.


Healthy_Window_2968

It's so cool thing to have 😌😌


eihpets

This is so lovely! Truly a treasure. I agree the handwriting is amazing too. I would love to make a font for my computer from it. Wish I could read Dutch too 😊


trafalux

Oh WOW this is amazing, i love stuff like this so much. The drawings are so clean and pretty.


weetjesman

Wauw dat is leuk!!


olprockym

What a treasure!


No_Plan_5736

How wonderful!!


saphiresgirl

This is very special, thanks for sharing :)


lurkeylurkerton

Wow, that is so cool! What an awesome thing to have


Healthy_Window_2968

Is this English?? I just give up on learning it 😅


kaylore

No, I think it might be Dutch


couch_potato167

It is


77kloklo77

What a treasure? Is the notebook in Dutch?


weetjesman

Yep


Sanne592

Wat gaaf! En wat kon ze goed tekenen zeg!


Hrafn2

Wow! I'm super impressed. I started something similar a while back, but totally fell off the wagon. It's immaculate!


automotiveartist

Omg I love this! The writing! The drawings! Hopefully you can figure out the steps easily.


Quiet_Donkey

Wow this is truly a treasure!!


bettyboo5

Her writing is so neat. What language is it in? Your so lucky to have this. So much detail. If I were you I'd scan all the pages so you have a copy and then avoid any wear happening to the original. What a gift.


Xentine

It's in Dutch.


bettyboo5

Thank you


goethica

This looks like the one I did for my pattern drafting class but vintage! Your grandma’s a talented illustrator!


YourLocalMosquito

What a treasure!


maroslan0207

Oh wauw dit is echt zo bijzonder! Hopelijk kan je er mooie dingen mee maken :)


ikbenlauren

Ach, wat leuk. :)


EatsAlotOfBread

Mooi handschrift heeft ze!


Auntie_B

I'm so very jealous!


Purpose_Better

Wow!


noot40

What a treasure. Have so much fun and post when you make something


Nebraskan_In_Exile

What a treasure!!!


SaraReadsMuchly

That’s so precious!


starfishsurvivor

What a gorgeous treasure


marleythakoeri

Im guessing your dutch from the writing,me too!


LilWiggs

What a treasure 😍


smithee2001

How lovely! A friend of mine has a binder full of patterns and sewing notes mostly passed down by her dear aunt. I never even thought of arranging them like a recipe book, mine are just squeezed inside a filing box.


mecatninja

Ooh I want to see more!!!😍😍


AdAdventurous8225

I love the way your grandmother wrote so beautifully. This notebook is exquisite


Janezo

What a treasure!


goggs2015

You mean your Oma's book?


lilpiglet1

This is so special ❤️


willsagain

What a wonderful treasure


pomegranatearil

what language is that bc i want to learn it and become your grandmothers pen pal. i think i love her


aloevera123

Is this german. It's very pretty handwriting


froughtwithperil

Gonna go ask my mom if she’s been hiding my grandma’s secret sewing notebook from me all these years


muskoka2

Your Grama is divine!!


androidbear04

HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


SterlingSpades

grandmas are the best. Bless her


athey

Those are amazing! And your grandma could draw! Awesome!


dita_diablita

Luckyyyyyy! I would be too, cherish it! That is so awesome 👏🏽


Special-Investigator

this is so sweet... i would love such a gift, thats so sweet


Xentine

De tekst is echt wel mega ingewikkeld om te volgen :o


Confusing_Musings

Beautiful note taking


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trafalux

Why not both? :)


Gold-en-Hind

not sure when this died out (did it?), but I went through middle school with many "home ec", music/choir, and vocational courses in the mid '70s. I enjoyed sewing, cooking, knitting, print shop, photography...good times. this was before I knew there was a vocational high school in town, so my high school years were not as fun.


cam325

Unfortunately as budgeting gets cut these are the first programs to go. I was in middle school in 2008, and I think the year prior the class was cut.


unventer

History is important. There ought to be room for both.