It all started with this dress. Spotted and bought from here. And while we ooh'ed and ahh'ed over it at Christmas, my Mum remembered that she thought she might have kept a few of our old baby dresses somewhere for safe keeping. You know, just in case. A little while later I was presented with a not so small handful of beautiful cotton dresses and a few velvety ones for when it gets cold. I'm still not entriely convinced that dresses are the most practical thing for little girls to wear. But they really are so very cute and the vintage ones have some wonderful detailing that you just can't get anymore. And really, while Emilia is still mostly immobile they aren't that impractical to wear.
And then to add to my good fortune I found this dress at the local op-shop. It was the polka dots that drew me in initially but when I got up close I noticed all the beautiful little details and I was sold. When I got home I discovered that it was, in fact, a Mama-made dress. Someone's Mama or other loving someone (someone's someone, that is) had stitched all those details by hand. Goodness knows who had the heart to send it the op-shop but I am so very glad that I found it and only a little sheepish that I paid only $1.50 for it. Less than a coffee! Happy days my friends. Little op-shop, I'll be back.