I was reminded of my heritage today when I read the latest post from one of my favourite blogs, Sew Tessuti. Since early childhood I had known that my great-great grandfather who arrived in Australia in the early 1840s was an actor and playwright. It was not until many years later that I learned to my surprise that he was also a tailor, and that several of his sons followed in his footsteps, setting up their businesses in the heart of Sydney.
In old age, I believe that one of his sons, my great-grandfather, would turn the collars and lapels of my great-grandmother's blouses and suits so that they would see out another season. They lived to their early eighties and died within a year of each other. This is a tribute to those men in my family who passed their love of fabric down to the present generation.
O'MAST from Kid Dandy on Vimeo.