Wednesday, December 26, 2007
A Keepsake From 1959
When I was clearing out my late parents' house, I found a sweet little girl's cotton dress which had a lovely butterfly and insect motif on the circle skirt. The print was so captivating I just knew I had to keep it and that I would find some way to use it in a future sewing project. How fortunate too that the entire skirt was in excellent shape with no discolouration or stains.
To discover a dress once worn in childhood was exciting in itself but I later came across a photograph taken in 1959 of my younger sister actually wearing it.
Thanks to the photo, I knew the dress had belonged to my sister so I had to make something for her from this beautiful fabric. I decided to make a very special Dotee Doll for her to hang in her jewelry closet. Every time she opens the door, the little Dotee will be there to greet her and remind her of another time. And perhaps she will also know that her sister's loving hands made this especially for her.