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ode to hand-me-downs


When my mom found out I was having a daughter last spring, she was all excited to pull out the little outfits she’d saved from when I was a baby. I have to admit I was not too excited about what I was sure would be some moldy, tattered, (very) outdated baby clothes. Well, Anabelle has finally grown into most of those outfits, and I have to say that I just love them. Some of them (like the orange dress, below) were handmade by my grandmother, who passed away about 8 years ago, and I love knowing that my daughter has some things that she made. In a time when everything – especially clothing – seems so disposable, I’ve been enjoying reusing these retro goodies, and I’m hoping to make some new clothes that will be worthy of saving for a next generation.




  • Kristy

    Absolutely adorable!!! I'd love to be able to recreate that red/white/blue outfit! Perhaps an upcoming Monaluna pattern??? 😉

  • Marie

    How precious! I love the red, white and blue outfit also. But really, they are all so very cute! What a wonderful mom you have for saving them for you. Do you have any pictures of yourself wearing any of them? Wouldn't that be cute to have both pictures side-by-side in a photo album?

  • Sarah

    LOVE the orange dress. It just shows you… great style never goes out of fashion!

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