I’ve been watching some of the BBC’s tv adaptations of Jane Austen’s books (Xmas pressie)and I’m as sure as I can be, that that’s what’s behind my sudden passion for vintage patterns from old fabrics, wallpapers and ephemera. Going to the Antiques Textiles Fair brought it home to me, as my heart soared at the beautiful old dresses and costumes they had there. Seeing all that hand sewing, handmade lace and beautiful print was like a revelation. Calm down Julie, calm down! : )
‘Any roads’, as my Auntie Pat used to say.. here’s my own take on Jane Austen inspired fabric jewelry, another ‘nostalgia’ pin, winging its way to France right now.