Monday, February 15, 2010

Swiss Outfits

Last week we sewed two really adorable outfits (see photo above). Two little girls attending “Heritage Days” at their school needed outfits that reflected their cultural background. With their father being originally from Switzerland they decided to wear little Swiss styled outfits.
Here at the Scarlet Thread we have enjoyed creating outfits with an Austrian flair since we have always been fans of Maria von Trapp.
We have a wonderful book with several pictures of the Trapp family, and my mother has been inspired by their style of clothing to create the “Heidi Outfit” and “Alpine Outfit” featured on our website.
When reading Maria von Trapp’s autobiography “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” I was so impressed with the creativity of the Trapp family. We all know they were gifted singers, but they were also accomplished artist, wood carvers, builders etc. I so enjoyed Maria’s account of how the entire family worked together to build their home in Stowe, Vermont.
Each member of the family had their special gift in helping each other. One daughter made all their shoes, another knitted all their stockings and sweaters, and another sewed all their clothing!
For fans of “The Sound of Music” I would highly recommend, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”.

“The most important thing in life is to find out the will of God and then do it.” Marie Augusta von Trapp

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