Sunday, April 18, 2010

Everything Old is New Again

We have had Ebony staying all weekend and yesteday my daughter came down to show her a dress that she wore to a school formal 33 years ago when she was 15.
Ebony asked if she could try it on and believe it or not it fit her perfectly except for the length which was ankle length on her.
I can't believe that it fit Ebony so well seeing as she is only 10.
You can tell by the look on Ebony's face how she feels about it.
It is a beautiful cotton dress with tiny straps and embroidered flowers on one of the ruffled sections.

The back is shirred---

Um --do I detect a modelling career?

A close up of the skirt.

My daughter has carted this dress around with her since she joined the army at the age of 17 --to 6 different army bases and when she left the army and came back to Canberra it still travelled with her.
She has told Ebony if she would like to wear it to her end of the year school social then she can.
She also brought down with her two vests that I had made for her at the same time--and I thought I was a hoarder.


Joei Rhode Island said...

OMG! Doreen she is drop dead gorgeous.
Your daughter must adore her, too, to let her wear such a treasure.

Aussie Jo said...

Gorgeous dress and it looks stunning on Ebony.

Janet said...

Your daughter sounds like me and my little stash of "clothes that have meaning"....I think it's great that she saved the dress and is now willing to let Ebony wear it. The dress is beautiful and Ebony just adds to it. She definitely could be a model. You have a gorgeous granddaughter....but I'm sure you know that!

Heather said...

Ebony looks so lovely in that dress Doreen - she'll be the belle of the ball.

maggi said...

Ebony looks beautiful in the dress. You must both be so proud of her.

Pat said...

Quite the young lady, enchanting.

Monica said...

Ebony looks gorgeous in the dress.

Monica said...

Ebony looks gorgeous in the dress.

Jacquelines blog said...

She looks so gorgeous in that dress :-)

Purple Missus said...

Thats one beautiful granddaughter you have there Doreen. :)
They just grow up so quickly these days don't they?
You are very lucky to be able to spend so much time with her too.