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New Grams’ Originals July 6, 2008

Posted by Laura in Family.

Grams made these beautiful dresses for the girls a couple months back but we are just now finally getting a picture posted so they can be properly appreciated. Aren’t they lovely? We get so many compliments when they wear them to church. Alas, I fear the days of Rachel’s willingness to wear pretty matching dresses will come to a close all too soon. She is drawn toward rhinestones and high heels- even young girls’ clothes are designed to look far too mature for them now. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

Thanks Grams!



1. Grams - July 7, 2008

Thanks for the picture of those sweet girls!
Luv, Grams

2. Marci - July 7, 2008

They are adorable. Great job Gram!!!

3. Dreamer - July 11, 2008

How precious! I dress my girls alike sometimes too. But the are only 2 1/2 years apart so they don’t complain much. I really like the colors Grams used.

That reminds me of old family photographs. My grandma was one of ten children. But in photos of the extended family reunions you always knew which of the girls belonged to which family because they each had dresses made from the same fabric. Even the mothers would often have a dresses from the same cloth. The older girls might have dresses in a slightly different pattern from the younger ones, but they still matched.

I suppose that happened a lot as the settlers frequently bought cloth by the bolt. They also re-made old dresses into new ones, increasing the length of a skirt by adding a trim in a corresponding fabric, etc. The scarps lived on in quilts and cloth sacks.

4. Sheryl Anderson - July 13, 2008

Laura, this is such a beautiful picture! Rachel should know she looks very grown-up even though she is dressed like her little sis. But I guess her own identity is branching out, which is good.

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