A dear friend of my mother-in-law's passed away, and her daughter asked if I'd like some of the patterns and fabric. I got the box from my mother-in-law today. It was interesting to see the patterns, because so many of them were ones that I was familiar with.
It was funny to see all the Daisy Kingdom patterns. For many years, my grandma made us a dress for our birthday each year. For several years it was a given that it would be a dress made with a Daisy Kingdom pattern (I neatly escaped the Daisy Kingdom dresses, I don't think they came in teen sizes! LOL).
Not a problem for 1994. But when the dress got passed down, as it happens in a family with 8 girls, the girls having to wear the dresses in 2004 shed a few tears. And finally my mom conceded that perhaps they didn't have to wear the Daisy Kingdom dresses any longer.
I remember my mom making this dress for my younger sister. The pattern is marked 1983, so that's probably when my mom made it.
She did the embroidery too, I just remember loving the cute little birds. The dress was blue like the pattern as well.
I got this dress, view B for my 14th birthday, from my Grandma.
Bunnies, lots of bunnies. The 1990's were full of bunnies for my mom. I don't know how many she made but she made a lot. Big ones, little ones, medium ones. For herself, for gifts, for gifts for us.
I decided I wanted mice rather than bunnies. I started a pair of mice, which never got finished.
My Grandma had a pattern similar to this one, and made my sister 5 play dresses for her 5th birthday.
One of my sisters had a dress like this:
And at least one, if not more, of my sisters had a dress like this:
Not quite the same pattern:
But my dad's mom made me an outfit very similar: