When my grandmother passed recently, I learned that they were going to send all of her clothes to the DI. I immediately asked if I could go through them first and I’m so glad I did! There were many pieces that were already wearable, some of the others were perfect for refashioning. I like to think of this as an homage to her. Just like if you inherited a house, you want to preserve it well, but you may also update different things like the paint color or the carpet to keep it looking pristine. That’s how I’m approaching this project.
But first, here’s a look at my sweet Grandma Metta.
Interesting fact: My grandmother was called on a service mission to Tonga where she taught in the schools. Her instructor taught her the formal version of the Tongan language that’s used by the Tongan nobility. Because she was so eloquent in the language and had such an easy disposition, the Queen of Tonga often invited my grandmother to events at the Palace. They felt she could put people at ease. That’s exactly how I remember her–soft spoken, constantly smiling, and always full of love. She also flew planes, raised 5 boys, and enjoyed tennis and hiking.
She was pretty amazing.
Now onto the refashion!