Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Dresses Memory Lane



I found a link to Eileen's" Attic: Easter Dress on Freda's Hive earlier this week and enjoyed seeing all the posts and the great dresses from years gone by.

I have fond memories of Easter Sunday's growing up; My mother always made Easter outfits for my sister and I. I think my favorite was the pink and grey check jacket with pleated grey skirt in the photo above with my sister.





These earlier photos of my sister and I made me laugh because I'm sure the photo with the bikes was taken after we had posed for the earlier photo. In fact, I'm






surprised we were allowed on our bikes in those outfits...must have been after church. We often had our outfits completed with gloves and hats.






I like this one a lot, maybe because I have that slightly mischievous look on my face as I glance up at my mother. My Dad was never in these Easter photos because he was always the photographer.

This is the final one I could find, probably taken when I was in late high school...with my sister and the young man who later became her husband. This was probably the last Easter dress my mother made for me.

13 comments:

Eileen said...

These are wonderful photos! And the link worked just fine.
I always like pink and gray together too.. I remember having a pink turtleneck sweater with a gray wool jumper. The photo with the bikes is fun, and I love that one with your mother. :-) Beautiful girls you three! Thanks so much for sharing your memories with us.

Carapace said...

I think I'm tearing up just reading this! Thanks for sharing your family memories with us.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

What wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing with us :) My Mom and I used to have matching Easter outfits! Except her sewing wasn't always that great...We get to match again today to a degree - I'll blog about it after I have pictures!

Sandy said...

Great Easter photos...what cuties you both were. Sweet photo with your Mom. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Loretta said...

What lovely Easter outfits! My mom hated sewing, and only sewed me a few dresses, and never Easter ones! Please stop by and visit to see some of them. Happy Easter!

MagdaleneJewels said...

I so miss those days of getting dressed in your special Easter outfit - bonnet and all, and of course the white gloves.
Love you pics - and just had a great idea - how about people posting past Easter pics of themselves and family on Flickr!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The pictures make me smile. I love them. They capture the excitement of the day and the family love. The check suit is really cute. You and your sister look so darling. In all the picts.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Such a great post! Thanks for sharing your photos :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

love, love, love it! made me feel sentimental and almost teary. I particularly love old photos. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Becky said...

What lovely memories, and the dresses! Your Mother is a talented seamstress indeed! :D

uniquecommodities said...

neat photos and amazing that those dresses are the style today! AMAZING~

Messy Karen said...

i just love the first photo. your Mom certainly made you some very nice Easter outfits. thanks for sharing.

glorybe1024 said...

Thank you for sharing! It brought back memories of my Easter dress with matching coat, new shoes, hat, gloves and purse. We always took the pictures in the driveway before we left for church.