Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge - Patterns 3


Patterns From My History - part 3

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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8 comments:

Valaine said...

Your picture and your story made me smile! Her dress is awesome and this shot is beautiful! I love the colors :)

nicole said...

so bright and cheery. you are great in that dress, you should wear it for more than a costume party, with those boots! your mom did great work!

cheers!

Joanne said...

Hmm, I know where your closet is. :) However, you can keep the dress! Mom

Georgia said...

Oooh your mom has good taste! I like that dress :)

mcaplan said...

What an awesome creation to have in the family! It is really quite beautiful!

Mandi said...

Oooh, I'm jealous! I would wear that dress in a heartbeat! I can resist bright colors and bold patterns.

platinum blonde said...

fun pic!

Mrs. R said...

Awesome. I think you should wear it, it is at the point now where it is so old it is cool again.