Throwback Thursday #TBT

10262050_10152295637504299_844798323003666858_nMy mother was a very talented seamstress in her day. She made everything from clothes to dolls to tablecloths to…well, you get the picture. She knew her way around a sewing machine! When I was young, probably around age 11, my elementary school decided to have a fashion show. All the mothers who participated were seamstresses and to tell you the truth, I’m surprised my mother participated. I can understand why she did though. She most likely felt important doing so; showcasing one’s talents is a great confidence booster. I’m just surprised she got involved at all…because I know how my mom was.

Mom made my sisters and I matching outfits for the fashion show. We were all shown how to walk the “catwalk” and show our outfits. My sister Sheryl was around 6 and my youngest sister Carol, barely 3 I believe. She was so small that it was my job to turn her around on the stage so everyone could see her little outfit. I think Sheryl turned around and around until she was dizzy…

I remember the crowd cheering when the 3 of us came onto the stage! I don’t remember much but I think mom won 1st place. The photo below is from around that time but we’re not wearing the matching outfits. It’s hard to see because the photo isn’t that great but the outfits were like the one I’m wearing in the photo. I’m the one on the far right, in case you haven’t figured that out.

12 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday #TBT

  1. My Mum also loved sewing. She made all the costumes for my sister and me for dancing competitions. When I was about 6 she made a bride dress for me to wear at the conclusion of a fundraiser “fashion show” for the local kindergarten some of my siblings were attending. She also made all our clothes when we were young, often matching outfits for my sister and I, and for my two (at the time) brothers. Fun memories, thanks for the reminder. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I like looking at old pictures. I enjoyed this story. What a beautiful head of hair you had…Are you still close to your sisters?

    My Grandmother was a seamstress, she was actually well known in her community. She would make wedding dresses and all sorts of clothes. My Mom, herself, is also an excellent seamstress, even though that’s not how she made her living…And guess who can’t even string the needle properly? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜. Hahaha!

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    • Hahaha! I know the feeling! I inherited my mom’s sewing machine. Can’t even pretend I know what to do with it. My craft is crochet! I am still very close to my sisters, although not in miles. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ They were a royal pain in my ass growing up but we’ve become great friends as adults! โค

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