That red & white stripped dress has a lot of sentimental value to it. Why? My mother used to be a pageant queen. Yes, it's true. She has a few titles under her belt. Thank goodness she never forced that hobby onto my sister & me.
This dress used to be a gown that she won one of her titles in. It used to be a gown. Before my little sister nonchalantly chopped it in half unknowingly when she was about 13 years old. Apparently she was trying to turn it into a shirt. Our mom found it while helping my sister clean her room and broke out in tears. She was so upset that my sister cut apart one of her dresses that she had been saving for nostalgia purposes in our attic. My sister had no idea it was important to her, and obviously didn't have the sense to ask anyone if she could destroy someone else’s belongings.
That giant mess is all behind us now and I think mom's over it. If she isn't, she should be by now because I wear this dress quite often. It used to be floor length with a slit up the back. My sister chopped it at the knees (I mean really chopped it up!). I saved it, hemmed it, and made it an above the knee sundress that's perfect for days or nights out.
|(On a snowboard trip together in the Poconos in January.)|