Old cotton and buttons; hand-stitching – this little frock is probably from the 1950’s or 1960’s. Can you imagine a little girl’s everyday dress surviving till today?????? Read on . . . . . . . . . . . .
Once in a while, in an unusual venue, I’ll see something out of the ordinary – like a piece that is very antique or something made for a child. Although children’s clothing is not my usual focus, I’ll take a second look.
Well, this was another Wowee, look at THAT! moment so, of course, I had to bring it home. What a relic so well-preserved, with the added bonus of having been hand-made. Several things about the construction are unusual.
In these situations, it’s common to see something that was made for a special occasion – that is, dressy clothing or christening gowns, etc. that are often preserved after one or two wearings; maybe baby shoes that are tough enough to stand up over time (no pun intended).
BUT, not everyday items!! These usually have gone by the wayside decades ago because of the normal wear-and-tear a child puts on their clothing, not to mention outgrowing it and passing it on or Mom turning it into a dishrag.
So, I feel like a museum curator with a new discovery laid before me. The mystery goes on . .. . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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