Tuesday, July 12, 2011

flashback, retro, vintage... whatever you want to call it

My mom made me this dress when I was about the same age as my oldest is now.
me in a dress my mom made me.
I didn't know she had held onto it but it found it's way to my house a year or so ago.

My oldest found it in the closet and wants to wear it every day!
same dress 30 something years later.

It's true, we might look a little bit alike. I really think it's that dress that inspired me to make this one for her earlier this year.

Nice dress from Nicey Jane
Although in true amylouwho fashion, the one I made has an elastic neck and no zippers or bias tape finishing.  The one my mom made? Zippers, trim, bias finished edge, ruffle, you get the idea.

And I really ought to get a picture of her in the new one before she outgrows it, no?

13 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Kim said...

Awwww, that is really sweet!!!! I love the photos :o) And I really like the Miss Lou Who version!!!!!

Candied Fabrics said...

Wow she looks a LOT like you! And how awesome that a treasured dress is treasured again and inspiration for something new As well

Leslie said...

what a gorgeous little dress...i love that she is just the right size to wear it.

leigh said...

cute cute! i love that she loves the one your mom made. and i love your version.

Alisa said...

Sweet! I have dresses that my Oma made for me that my girls can fit into now. But they just use them for dress-up clothes. The one your mom made actually still looks really good.

webmailaddress2 said...

So cute! You really took good care of that dress.

Carla said...

That's the most adorable thing I've heard! How sweet is that... very cool.

Dayna said...

Precious! I love the fabrics you chose. Yes, she does look a LOT like you!

SewSara said...

i think i've used that pattern for ruby's dresses -- i love things w/o zippers too! gotta love elastic necklines. :)

thanks again for organizing last night - yay!

Terri Gullette said...

Love that your mom kept one of your dresses and now your daughter loves it. the one you made is beautiful-is there a pattern for it? Have a two year old that is in " I only want to wear dresses phase"
thanks!

Mom Walds Place said...

This is such a cute story, and dress, I could squeal!

liz said...

how sweet is that!

Wonder said...

hi! i was skimming through blogland and stopped here :). that dress is "adorbs" (our word of the summer)... i have a jean skirt same "style" as the next post, and i would wear it everyday because it is comfy and cute :). happy day to you.

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