100 Dresses: The Janie Dress


I did not make this dress. It was made for me on the occasion of either my fifth or sixth birthday (my mom is not sure). The maker was Jane Stone, the mother of two little girls in my ballet class. We spent a lot of time with their family, and Jane was always making things.

The buttons are extremely life-like ladybugs; the three on the bodice are functional while the one on the pocket is decorative. I am so grateful to my mom for keeping this for 25 years. I can’t wait for it to fit Grace! (I can wait. UNIVERSE, I CAN WAIT. TAKE YOUR TIME.)

As soon as I find it, I will post a photo of tiny Annika wearing the dress.

3 thoughts on “100 Dresses: The Janie Dress

  1. B

    June 16, 2010 at 6:24pm

    I love this. I love the dress and I adore that it’s been saved for you to give to Grace.

    The other day, I was all set to dress Claire in a dress she’d been given as a gift when she was born – a Ralph Lauren, no less. I’d thought back then “This can be her 1st birthday dress.” But the morning of her birthday, after I washed the banana out of her hair, I took her to the closet and I saw an old dress of mine and that just seemed perfect. I had to do it. So she wore my old dress instead and all day long, it made me smile. Honestly, neither of my girls will ever wear my wedding dress and I don’t care. But wearing my old baby dress on her first birthday really meant a lot.
    .-= B´s last post ..I like to move it move it. I like to…move it. =-.

  2. courtney

    June 16, 2010 at 10:11pm

    omfg I just glanced at the photograph before I read the text and I was like OH MY GOD LOOK AT THOSE LADYBUGS. And then I felt dumb. But then I read that you described them as “extremely life-like” and then I felt mildly better. That’s such a qt dress. I can’t wait to see pics of tiny Annika sportin’ it! And when it fits Grace, you should def consider a side by side photo comparison! Just sayin.

  3. Amy

    June 17, 2010 at 3:17pm

    I was also inordinately happy about the ladybugs.

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