When my cousin was giving me her mother’s stash, she asked if I could do something with the left over material from her prom dress (1972). At the same time, she gave me an old pillow case on which her grandmother had tatted some cotton lace. Could I also do something with the lace. I thought a small zippered case in which she could put other mementos might do the trick. I used both the yellow flowered gauze and underlining together and quilted it. The lining is made of a material called “Si Bonne” and i used it for the case’s lining as well. I added the lace to the outside with a yo yo and button to add some interest.

Please note that I hand sewed the zipper in so that it would be invisible using a pinprick stitch. In fact, except for the 4 side and bottom seams, all the rest of the sewing was done by hand. Maybe one of her daughter might want to take it to their prom!

If you have any ideas about how to repurpose some of your memories, let me know.

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