Nan at her sister's home, age 7, with her 3 year old nephew. I wore this beautiful red, green and yellow plaid dress and I don't have that amount of hair in one braid now!!
Nan and her Mama in Pacific Grove, CA 1947. I wore this pretty coat and don't remember the color of it.
This dress was just beautiful albeit too large from my Aunt Ruby who had fancy clothes. I must have made it fit or my Mom did. It was a small black and white check in a taffeta like fabric with a drop waist, belt, white collar and cuffs. I always had shoes and clutch to match and notice the white gloves. I'm headed to church on Easter Sunday. That is my Dad's 1950 blue and white Chevy there. I was 14 here.
I'm next door at my neighbor's here posing in a shirt waist dress, the shoes we called 'Debs' and I had one pair. They were leather flats with the strap up near the ankle. One friend named Flavia had Debs in every color and made me and all the other girls quite jealous. I think those shoes were like 9 dollars not cheap in those days. All the dresses were made either by me or my Mom.
Here's a dotty outfit in a Jackie O style, I'm wearing pearls and a bracelet and I'm sure I had shoes and a clutch to match.
Now this dress was a blue and white check trimmed in lace I see I have white shoes and a bracelet made with vintage buttons of my Mom's. The exact pattern is below.
Then along came Bob I met him right after graduation from HS in Sacramento. I'm wearing the dress above in this photo and notice the flash bulbs there on the table for the camera. Photos were taken when there was an event not like we do now.
This is a blue shirtwaist dress. I had auburn hair at this age. Bob was 19 and I was 18.
The above dress was a nubby wool fabric. Bob sent this photo to his Mom in Milw and she announced I looked fat!! Well the joke was on her as I was never really fat in my life and she was. This comment was a signal to me of a rocky road ahead with my mother in law.
And last this is Nan at age 19 with her 57 Chevy. We went to San Francisco in it with me driving. I'm wearing a light tan leather jacket and red skirt and white blouse.
Well I hope you liked the walk down the fashion memory lane and thanks for always checking in with me here.