I've owned this dress since I was about 10 years old.
|Turquoise dress - Arena Milano grey bag - Lela Rose for Payless black peep toe shoes|
It's made using a small stitching technique, a little like patchwork that
is usually done by local indians to dress the women in their group (here).
This one was hand made by my grandmother who is extremely
excited because I am wearing it over 20 years later.
She stored it in one of her many wooden trunks for years until
a few months ago I asked her if she still had it - happens she did.
I tried it on and it was tight on the arms and I could not pull it down.
A friend of hers worked her magic on it and now it fits.
(If you look closely you can see that the decoration on the sleeve and see extra fabric was added under the arms)
As you can only imagine, it seems I have not grown much
since then :)
I think I can say that this is the oldest garment in my closet
that is mine that I still wear today....
How about you ?