Thursday, 27 May 2010

VTT 14 - Knitted baby dress

Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday everyone! This week I was inspired by Melanie, who used a vintage pattern for a baby outfit she knitted as a gift. Those pictures are at the end of her post. Seeing her knittings made me remember something my mother knitted for my daughter 26 years ago. I keep it in this box.




You may say 26 years is not very vintage yet. This outfit was not originally meant for my daughter, but for me or one of my sisters, which adds three or four decades to the age. A busy mother doesn't always have the time to finish a baby garment before the baby in question has outgrown it.


Luckily there is the next generation! The sleeveless dress, tiny cardigan and knee socks are all in perfect condition. There is a ball of the original yarn for repairs. The socks are knitted in a different shade of pink, but even that yarn is old. I know mother knitted those for my daughter, but the other parts were UFO's from another era. The buttons on both shoulders of the dress and on the cardigan are genuine mother-of-pearl.




I packed this treasure back in the box and try to remember where I put it, so the dress can be worn again if there some day will be a new generation of girls in my family.

Suzanne is hosting VTT on the Coloradolady blog. She has the sweetest post about a dress as well! Continue your tour to the blogs on her link list, and have a nice Vintage Thursday.


25 comments:

  1. It would have been wonderful to have a photo of each girl wearing the cute outfit to compare the photos. So soft and pretty.

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  2. What a gorgeous set! I love the knitted socks which go with it. I hope too that it will have another little girl to show it off.

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  3. This is so very sweet! How great your children had this, I think this is a real treasure. And the work is just beautiful, you mom was a talented lady!! Have a great VTT!

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  4. Now, I just know you are so glad that you saved the dress set! It is so pretty. I love the little socks. They just make the set.:)
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  5. That is such a pretty set, and I'm glad your daughter got to wear it. Hope there's someone in the future who can do the same.

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  6. What a beautiful cute little set! A wonderful thing to hand down through the generations. Happy VTT!

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  7. That is adorable! I never had girls but if I did I would want this for them!

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  8. Such a lovely post, Ulla...I can just imagine your mother knitting away in anticipation of her precious arrival - and to have the extra yarn for repairs is so thoughtful. The outfit is adorable and so timeless!
    Cheers!

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  9. That is the most precious thing I've seen in awhile, just darling. What a wonderful treasure to pass down. Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my Vintage Thingies Thursday...Wicker Pram! I was so excited when I found this wicker pram with the red and white gingham hood and red wheels, I knew, of course, that I had to add red geraniums.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  10. What a sweet little outfit! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. just so precious. I think of my little girl (now 10) wearing a little cardigan like that.... Happy VTT.

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  12. What beautiful knitting! Such a classic style, too. I'm afraid my childhood's vintage clothing is rather atrocious.

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  13. How sweet and extra special that it was made by a grandma :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  14. That is a beautiful outfit.

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  15. This is a darling little outfit. You have a real treasure and it shares a lot of great memories for you.

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  16. The pink outfit is just darling! Love it that it was made by your Mom. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Happy VTT to you too.

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  17. That is so special! What a wonderful thing to have from your mother!

    Have a great VTT!

    Sarah

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  18. Ulla you have so many lovely treasures! Cute dress - what a great design and color.

    Happy VTT!

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  19. Beautiful little outfit! I have a little dress my Grandmother crocheted with yarn, made for my daughter. These things are treasures for life!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, and you would like rootbeer in todays form. It's good!

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  20. Such an interesting history behind those lovely garments. Your mother did a beautiful job!

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  21. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog www.BudgetBlonde.com!!!

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  22. Oh how beautiful! What a sweet dress. thank you for sharing it with us!!

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