So my mom made me this several years ago and it’s been one of my favorite things ever since. It was one of the first things I hung up when we moved here last year and I was so excited to have a big, huge tub to hang this over, and that’s exactly what I did. I love the ducky she stuck in there and how she frayed cross stitch thread to make the hanging towel look all fluffy! And used glitter thread to make the bubbles stand out. It’s bigger than it looks here, and it took her a long time to make it. And I know it was hard on her hands because she’s knitted, crocheted, sewn, and done cross stitching her whole life, so arthritis has set in substantially. So it’s extra special, and I adore it. I love my mom.
That’s awesome, and your mom is awesome too.
Waistcoat, French, between 1780-1790.
Silk and silk embroidery.
Now in storage at the Costume Institute in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
I bet the man who wore this was the FANCIEST man. Unless this belonged to a lady. If so, she was probably pretty fancy, too.