Did you mum make you wear homemade? 25

I spent most of my childhood in clothes that my mum had made for me and please remember this was the early 70’s! I have very vivid memories of being stood in the back bedroom on a chair being stuck with pins whilst my mum tried to get hem lengths right or putting darts in to clothes.

I remember longing to be taken on a trip to the shops rather than to the local market to shop for fabric for my clothes. I want to to have shop bought school jumpers and skirts, not once my mum had stayed up and knitted on the knitting machine on the landing. I used to lay awake listening to the rhythmic whoosh, whoosh as the wool went over the needs and wonder what I would be trying on in the morning.

Today I look back with fondness to these times, but then I have to say I really didn’t want to wear home made clothes, but though it all, I knew that they were sewn with love.

My mum also made the uniforms for the Junior Jazz Bank I was in, so I never really got away from those dreaded pins.  Oh and before you ask yes I still have the dress below, we found it at mums when we were clearing out her things, so it is now in my loft.


This month over on the Tots100 website, we’re running a competition with Samsung to win an ST600 digital camera.

To take part, all you need to do is share with us a photo of your FASHION SHAME and add a link to this post over on the Tots100 blog. You’ve got until Friday to share your photos and I have read through the ones already added and boy are there some great memories there!