I’m the fourth of five daughters. I’m sure this dress was worn by at least one other sister. But my mom saved it and gave it to me when I was pregnant with Ivy. The elastic in the left arm needs to be replaced. The applique is tearing away. But other than that, it’s in surprisingly good condition.
I think it’s so fun to have little things like this from my childhood to compare with my daughter. My mother in law gave me some clothing she’d hung onto of my husband’s from his babyhood. We tried them on the boys, but never got pictures before they outgrew the pieces. I’m sad about that. But we still have the clothing, so maybe our grandkids will get to try them on one day? It’s fun to compare sizes, as well as styles and fabrics. I remember a sweater we had that was my dad’s from the ‘40s. It was crazy itchy and I thought for years all of the clothes from that time must have been super uncomfortable. I wonder if my mom still has it?
Since having Ivy, I’ve been giving away and getting rid of pretty much all of our baby items, clothing included. I’ve saved a few things, but mostly just because I’ve made them and I’m not sure anyone else would really want them. I’m not sure how long I’ll hold onto them, or if I’ll end up passing them along to future generations one day. Right now, they’re just sentimental items for me.
And, have baby collars always been so temperamental?