Little Dresses

Vintage for little girls
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.
Found. New to a good home.
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.
In the wind


Bianca said...

oh i amm so jealous!! look at that gorgeous little romper you have! what a good mum keeping them all for you. i cannot believe i didn't notice the dress in your chrissy photos, must have been distracted by the little cutie wearing it. dresses can be a bit hard at the crawling stage, but so perfect for all of the other stages! just need some cute little nappy covers to go over them. thanks for the link to my shop, i'm so happy you liked the dress :)

Tara said...

those are all soo cute! Love it!

Life with Kaishon said...

I don't think there is anything in the whole world I love as much as little baby girl dresses. Absolute magic!

green tea and red nails said...

oh they are just GORGEOUS!!! i have a (not so small) collection of vintage dresses and shirts waiting for a one day baby :)!

love it!

Kel x

Jane said...

Just divine, Clare. And that little smocked dress was an absolute steal! I have had the fortune of seeing India wear the smocked dresses my grandmother handmade 40 years ago - it makes my heart swell. J x

SJ said...

$1.50?! wow. i think my mum still has some of the dresses we had as babies but i'm pretty sure my favourite thing to wear when i was little was overalls. much more practical when you want to climb on everything :)

justine said...

these are so lovely, it is one of the magical things about having a little girl and being able to dress her in wonderful things.