Thursday, 30 June 2011
My grandmother in the 1930's.
My maternal grandmother Greta has probably been the person who has influenced me the most when it comes to sewing. She was all her life a very snappy dresser. My Mum has let me scan and post pictures of my grandmother and even though the pictures are small (I tweaked them a bit to make them larger) I still think they are marvelous little peaks into her life and her wardrobe. The pictures in this post are almost all of them from the 1930’s, when my grandmother was in her twenties, she was born in 1913. I think they prove that even a working class girl, who made her wardrobe with a small budget, could with fantasy and ability to sew, make a wonderful wardrobe.
1921. My grandmother, her mother Gerda and baby brother Hans and her father Sigurd.
I think she is barely out of her teens here. I love the dress, which looks to be very early 30’s.
I can really see how much my Mum resembles her, here. And I can see somewhat of my grandmother's smile in my own.
She worked various shops before her marriage, her she is at her work at a dairy.
Being fashion conscious she, of course, wore trousers for leisure wear. And I so want that bag!
I think she looks great here- I wish I knew the colours.
In fact, I think she and her friends looks great.
New Years Eve. I wish I could see more details, but I love the flowers at the neckline.
I have one more picture from the 30’s to show, but when I looked at it I realized that the blouse my grandmother is wearing is one that I inherited from her. I need to unpack it and take a picture so I can show it together with the old photo.