Monday, November 7, 2011

MPAY-My Favourite piece of clothing.

This week the theme for My Place and Yours is My Favorite Piece of Clothing.  Way back in December 2009 in a previous MPAY life I showed my favourite clothing  and sadly they still are my favorites. It goes to show that Vintage stays in fashion all the time!
This afternoon I had a phone call from a cousin I haven't had contact with for years. She wanted to let me know she had just finished a Family Tree of my Dad's side of the family and was sending me the link to the Tree in Ancestry.  Can you believe we are actually descended from First Fleeters? Not that knowing that will change my life at all but it's an interesting talking point.
So Family Trees got me thinking about my Dad and I remembered a piece of clothing I had of his that is perfect for this post. It is one of three of his baby dresses. Now you have to remember that my Dad would have been 84 this year so dresses were quite acceptable on baby boys back then. It is in really good condition for it's age. A few holes and a stain or two but very very sweet.

8 comments:

trudi@maudeandme said...

Wow that's a real treasured piece.

Lisa said...

Just stunning! it's lovely how you now have it
It's amazing what you find from family trees!

clare's craftroom said...

What a very special dress , I love it !

Vic said...

Wow, what a special piece to have! I am impressed that it has lasted so long in such good condition, lovely.

Thanks for playing this week! :)

Andrea said...

What a lovely dress, im imagining the mother sitting by a window sewing a little every day or at night when a moment was spare with neat little stiches.Very special.

Jody Pearl said...

Gorgeous and so very special - I have similar nightgowns I used to dress my son (29yrs) in that I found in Op Shops back in the day when you could still find stuff like this and I'm a bit like you, I'll pull them out every now and then for a little reminisce.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely baby dress- definitely a special piece to treasure! Barb x

teresa said...

OMG that is sooooo special. What a true treasure and a piece of history to boot! It's condition is incredible... you have really looked after it. Just love it!