Last week I received a flier in the mail for one of those charities that come by and pick up gently used clothing from your house. They provide a bag in their pamphlet. Sounds like a good enough reason to clean some closets out to me. Amongst the drab and dreary winter wardrobe I came across these Spring hankie favorites I sewed last summer.
Excitement is a must when I find a scalloped hankie. This trio came from one hankie. It was a perfect match for the ballet pink that was so popular last summer.
A favorite...the center is a small white embroidered hankie surrounded by a vibrant rose colored scalloped hankie and a finished with a feed sack leaf.
This is a children's hankie that was beyond repair but it had some life left in the print. Simple stitches and a cherry red vintage button bring it right back to life.
Peter pan collars...say no more. This is a cute cutter hankie that added just the right amount to a white tank.
My daughter is never left out. A shamrock...and an old coat button. All from a boring vintage hankie.
All of these have pin backings. It makes washing much simpler. It also adds to the outfits. I am not one to wear tanks alone. Most of the time I pair these with a cardigan and add the pin to the sweater. I can get a hankie for 50 cents to a dollar and add them to a simple shirt for just a little more.
Some of these ideas came out of the fantastic Indygo Junction book Hankie Style. I highly recommend it if you are pattern stumped or in need some inspiration.
Although I did fill a bag for charity...none of these made it into the bag this year. I think I will hang on to them for a season or two longer.