This dress is a picture story about my mom. My mom knits, and has since birth as far as I know. If someone is having a birthday or a baby or just cold feet, she will knit up something to give them. She likes using color, writes her own patterns, and is always making something new & slightly experimental.
She made this dress for herself in the 70's, although I'm pretty sure she didn't wear it with high heeled boots. Correct me if I'm wrong, Mom... maybe send a picture as proof! We have seen many pictures of Mom & Dad in all their 70's glory - shaggy hair, orange & gold furniture, afghan ponchos (made by Mom, of course), and me, born in '77.
I borrowed this dress three years ago for a costume party, and it's still hanging in my closet. Subconciously, I haven't wanted to give it back, because it is a sort of reminder of my mom from when I was a little girl, as well as her use of her skill to always make things the way she wanted them.
Mom, if you want the dress, you'll have to find it first :)
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