A Legacy of Sewing
Olive Crane Smith, was a sewing teacher at
Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, between 1954 and 1985.
|Olive C. Smith, Granite High School yearbook, 1954|
Mrs. Smith specialized in tailoring and her students continually won the Utah Wool Growers tailoring contests for their supremely tailored wool suits. She also produced a yearly Fashion Show, designed and created all the clothing for the school's drama productions, and supervised the Red Cross Club.
Carolyn had laid out many of her Mother's things for me to look over, and agreed to allow me to share them with all the readers on my blog. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
These lovely children's aprons, each about 11" tall, were made by Mrs. Smith's students.
The aprons to the left have larger pockets for use with cooking, and the aprons on the right have tiny pockets, each big enough for a crayon.
This was Olive's valise.
She kept it in beautiful condition.
Carolyn has carefully organized all of her Mother's items.
The tools of the trade haven't changed a lot in the last 30 to 50 years.
Although Carolyn has given away many items, she still has a lot left, and is still decided where they will eventually end up.
These beautiful laces and trims really spoke to me.
I petted all of them.
I'm sure one would have felt left out if I hadn't admired them all!
I wondered what Olive was thinking of making when she bought each lace and ribbon.
I have a lot more photos of things she created, as well as vintage patterns and buttons.
Tomorrow I will show you some of her Button collection.