Here I am, again, starting a post with a thank you. All of the comments on my last (difficult but cathartic) post were so wonderful and kind and thoughtful and well, amazing really, how could I not say it? So, a very big and heartfelt thank you to you. I am feeling much better, much stronger this week, I'm sure it helped me to share.
So, let's go back to the regular way of things. I recently found this pair of vintage girls dresses, one at the regular Saturday market and one at a wonderful (I went round and round and round it for ages, on my own, heaven) rag market.
This blue smocked one is a bit too small for Iris, but it sort of works as a longish top.
It may come into its own as the weather warms up, oh and if Iris stops growing. Hmmm. The details on it are exquisite, lovely tiny covered buttons and silk thread loops to hold them in place.
The pale apricotty one is luscious silk (and in desperate need of an iron) and I am fervently wishing it was my size.
The scalloped collar! The tiered bottom! The teeny tiny buttons! Iris hasn't even tried it on yet, mainly because I immediately put it on a hanger and hung it up so I could stare longingly at it. And because silk + three years olds? Not the most compatible mix.
I have lots of other things to show you. I just need some more sunny mornings in which to photograph them!