Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Embroidered Greek Costume

I just want to share this beautiful thing ...

Bank Holiday Monday and off we go to Sissinghurst Cricket Club boot fair! The day was sunny and the temperature was kind. My first boot fair of the season, though some of my friends are champing at the bit earlier in April, eager for the first ones ... the thrill of the unexpected treasure, always guaranteed to get the blood racing. This boot fair is a large and unruly one. There is obviously some kind of plan in the general layout but as the stall holders arrive I feel it all goes to pot and ends up being rather a maze, which I suppose adds to the thrill of the hunt. It is fatal to be indecisive because you will never find which stall that treasure was in again ... was it by that foot bath or next to the pink leopard onesey? Argh!

Anyway I had begun to feel quite smug about my purchases so far, a tiny painted lead monkey, I think an old Britons toy animal, and Ingmar Bergman DVD for a joy evening's entertainment, two duck egg blue 1950s melamine bowls ... happiness. Satisfied we were ready for a stewed cuppa in the pavilion then off home. But then I spotted a real treasure.

It is a tiny little embroidered traditional Greek Costume, a shirt, wool jacket, wool trousers, and a little hat with a blue silk tassel. It is quite the most beautiful thing. The ladies selling it told me it belonged to their son, and was in the dressing up box for 40 years, the son now being 46, but it looks older to me. I shall treasure it ... Does anyone out there have a similar item or any information to share? I took the sellers name so I can relay any information to her ... but I am so enjoying marvelling at the workmanship at the moment ... please enjoy also

Now back to work. I have a press event at Somerset House next week and still waiting for the new kits to arrive ... it is all getting very stressful! The stitch cards are also expected today ... I missed the post on Saturday when they tried to deliver them ... how exasperating!




Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Wool Jacket
Embroidered Wool Jacket

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Wool Jacket. Hem detail
Embroidered Wool Jacket

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Wool Jacket. Cuff detail
Embroidered Wool Jacket cuff detail

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Wool Jacket
Embroidered Wool Jacket



Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Trousers detail
Embroidered Trouser 


Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Trousers
Embroidered Trouser Bib

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Hat detail
Embroidered Hat

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Hat detail
Embroidered Hat

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Hat  and trouser front detail
Hat and trouser detail

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Hat  and shirt front detail
Embroidered shirt and hat

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Shirt
Embroidered shirt

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Shirt hem detail
Embroidered shirt hem detail

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Shirt front detail
Embroidered shirt collar detail

Child's traditional Greek fancy dress costume. Shirt front detail
Embroidered shirt detail

4 comments:

  1. So lovely Nancy, what a find! I like the hat with tassels especially! Need to go to the bootfairs here, sure there'll be some treasure to discover! XXX

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  2. It looks amazing, I am crazy about this blog and it works. Really its so good and i am very thankful to you. In very informative and useful for me. Thanks for share.

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  3. Hello! I love your patterns, I did a test run of this Rarity (to put on a fleece hat) but I ran into some trouble. It seemed as if the pattern shifted (the body outline) and the mane/tail had issues. I think it was something that was wrong with my fabric/stabilizer. Do you have any tips for embroidering on fleece?

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  4. All the above embroidered Greek Costumes are really looking fashionable. Thanks for sharing.

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