Friday, May 9, 2014

Vintage Baby Dress and Cardigan




These are mine. I mean I wore these as a baby. As you can see they are in perfect - mint condition. My mother has kept them well, as do I for the past decade or more. These two are paired together but they are separate pieces - they do not match at all. The dress is completely knit and the cardigan is crocheted and their patterns are quite different. I guess the colors make them suitable so they were matched to be worn together. 

Both are made by my grandmother and every time I look at her work I am amazed at how impeccable it appears. Not a stitch is astray.

When Eva was a baby  she wore the cardigan but not the dress because I think it didn't fit. Eva was a chubby baby. 

After airing them for a while, they are nicely packed away again, to wait for my baby's baby one day. If she doesn't think them outdated. :)
However, it is a precious heirloom I love clinging to.


 


8 comments:

Patricia Schwab said...

Love that your Grandma made this and that it can be passed down. Pat S

Eska said...

These are beautiful. Your grandmother did amazing work on this!

BumbleBri said...

These are wonderful. I love how you have kept them perfectly preserved over the years. I wish I had something like this from when I was little. We moved a lot and so much was lost. Seeing things like this make my heart smile.

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

I'm in love with your tiny cardigan!!!!!!
xxxxxxx Ale

Linda Powell said...

So very precious and amazing talent from your Grandmother :-)

chris Lafargue-Bonet said...

So precious, in every way. Talent runs in your family I see, does Eva crochet too? ;)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

The ensemble is in such beautiful condition, I love that shade of pink. What a beautiful heirloom.

Little Treasures said...

She shows interest but is not patient. She's done a lot of finger knitting though this winter :)