I remember when I was a little girl every Sunday was laundry day at my Grandparent's house. My Grandmother would spend hours ironing all the clothes. I especially remember her ironing my Grandpa's "hankies". I asked her why she ironed them and she told be "because"...so typical! I never really understood why the hankies got special attention since all my Grandpa used them for was to blow his nose in them. (so gross)!~SO why am I showing a dress and not a hankie? Well, ironing the hankies was such a 1950's house wife thing to do!
|Grandma and Grandpa Howe|
|My Flower Girl Dress|
My Grandma was a truly a gifted seamstress, she learned from her father who owned his own seamstress shop in Chicago. My mother has told me countless stories of my grandmother making her clothes and how embarrassed she was a kid wearing them because they were not hip and not in style.
When my mother re-married, I was so excited because I was the Flower Girl. My Grandma made my dress for that occasion, and it still hangs in my closet today. It is simply a treasure for me and something that I will always keep because she made it for me.
When I saw this dress form on the cartridge, it totally reminded me of them, especially my sweet Grandma! I love them dearly and am so blessed to still them them both here with me. Every time I see my Grandma, she is wearing a stylish velor jumpsuit and her jewels.
DETAILS: (CARD SIZE: 4 x 5.5)
I choose a simple striped pattern from Echo Park Paper Co from the Little Girl Collection.
I found the pattern to have the look and feel of the fabrics of the fifties.
Of course I had to add the classic 1950's accessory of pearls!
The solid Green cardstock was part of a Colorbok pack purchased at Walmart for only $5.00!
I then dry embossed it using the Cuttlebug template.
The dress form can be located on page 30 of the Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge, set at 5 inches.
Hope you enjoyed! I will be adding more cards to this collection each week on the month of March and will give the set of 5 cards as BLOG CANDY! In order to be qualified for the blog candy, you need to become a follower of this blog and leave a comment letting me know what the Nifty Fifties means to you!
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