I just loved wearing the beautiful dresses Mom made for me over the years. She sewed me a new dress for the first day of just about every year I was in grade school. She made my gorgeous First Communion and Confirmation dresses. She even made me dresses to wear in my piano recitals. It was such a caring thing to do and always made me feel quite special.
When I found this photo of myself from September 1971 the first words that popped into my mind were “dotted swiss.” That’s because I remember loving this aqua dress that Mom made me not only because it was pretty but also because I loved the name of the material. When Mom told me it was called dotted swiss fabric because of the raised dots, I just loved the name. Dotted swiss. Dotted swiss. I think I rolled those words over on my tongue a good number of times, as I still do when I like a word or phrase.
I created my page using a combination of products from Little Yellow Bicycle’s “Poppy” and “Just Because” collections. I designed and cut my title on the Silhouette Cameo and then embossed it to make it resemble dotted swiss fabric.