My Mum always tells me that when I was little, I was the best dressed kid at pre-school. This was all thanks to my Grandma, who used to make lots of my clothes. As I look back at some of the pictures, I realise just how amazing she was. They were always lovely and far too nice to be covered in paint, but Mum feared that if I didn't wear them there, I wouldn't get to wear them at all and all that effort would be wasted.
|Me in outfits made by my Grandma. The kangaroo dress is so similar to my Picture This! range and I only found this photo tonight!|
My Mum is very arty and creative, she has also tried her hand at sewing. She told me that she hates it, but I suspect there was a time that she didn't given that I do remember a few of the outfits she made including a pair of Cabbage Patch Kids shorts. Definitely OOAK (one of a kind) and so unique and different to what anyone else had for sure (not sure if that is a good or bad thing)!
|Me in outfits made by my Mum|
I make clothes for my daughter, Holly now and am very proud to see her wear them to kindy. I really don't care if they are covered in dirt and paint as at this age, you need to get as much wear out of them as possible before they grow out of them. I have to say, I think it would be hard for her to get covered in dirt or paint, because they cover her in bibs so that she doesn't mess up her clothes and fight over who gets to carry her around and cuddle her, I don't think she has ever been on the floor!
I did a little Home Ec at school and really enjoyed the sewing bit (less so the cooking bit, although I like making sweets)! There is one little outfit that sticks in my mind, which included making a little girls dress with an applique of a sailing boat. I remember how proud I was of that outfit and wish I still had it. It probably wasn't that good and I am sure that I remember it being so much better than it actually was!
I can't tell you how many times I think of my Grandma when I sew and how much I would love her to be here so that she could see some of my creations.
Miss you Grandma xxx