This suggestion from the Padlet. With a little change in spelling at the beginning.
The poster was anonymous although the reference to Walkerville pretty much gives it away!
You’re dating yourself if you remember this miracle material. My mom was an excellent seamstress so I actually do remember her working with the material. As I recall, it wasn’t the easiest and would often break needles in her sewing machine because it was a little stiffer than the standard cotton. If you forgot to change the needle, it could cause the problem.
If I recall, the popularity of Crimplene was that is was fairly stiff in construction and didn’t crinkle with wear. For the most part, it didn’t need to be ironed which is a big plus. While I do remember the name and its reputation, I don’t recall ever wearing anything made from it myself.
To answer the other question in the suggestion, home sewn shirts are a remembrance for me. For the most part, though, he had boxes and boxes of patterns that had been used to make dresses.
So, for a Sunday….
- Do you remember the term Crimplene?
- Can you remember any clothes that you had that might have been created with it?
- When you buy clothes these days, do you look at the material it’s constructed from or do you just go with looks?
- As I look around, the bulk of what I have is just plain ol’ cotton. It fits my lifestyle but it does crinkle with wear. How do you handle that?
- Do you have any memories of home sewn clothing?
- Does the name Butterick mean anything to you?
- If you were to attempt to create and sew your own clothing, where would you go to buy the material?
- Where would a student today go if they wished to learn how to sew?
I’d be interested in your memories of this “wonder material”. Please share them in the comments below.
And, if you have any ideas for a future post, please include them in the Padlet.