Our mother had this sewing pattern from the late 60s or early 70s. My sister fell in love with it some fifteen years later and tried to make it by herself, but failed somehow, or got bored with the labour, or couldn’t find all the necessary tools and materials. (I can’t remember much aside of this cover illustration… and the big piece of checkered tablecloth my sister had in our room for weeks or months.)
That souvenir from my family has gone astray, but now I have found another for sale on Etsy.
I won’t buy it (I can’t buy anything superfluous now), but I want to post it here for Ari’s sake. I wish I could see her face if she had a look here … ❤
[Li F, November 2018]