Sunday, January 15, 2017

Flowery dress


When Daughter 1 went to nursery at the age of 3 in 1982, parents had to supply a painting overall. I considered making one but then came across this brown one and bought it instead. Then I felt a bit guilty that it was such a boring colour, so I appliqued a dolly on the back.



I got the scraps of fabric from my mother-in-law, who was a wonderful seamstress and had made a dress for Daughter 1 out of the flowery material.


Fast forward to this afternoon. The grandchildren were here and wanted to paint, so I fished out the elderly painting overall to put on Granddaughter-the-Elder.




After this, we had some stories. I was reading this book (published 2010,  highly recommended) to the children.



And then I noticed Lola's dress.

I'd love to know how Lauren Child came to have this fabric.  And does anyone else recognise it?

9 comments:

  1. I do! I still have a doll's dress made by my aunt in the early '70s in that fabric. Spooky indeed.
    Sarah

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  2. I can't solve the mystery, but what does strike me is that there were hints, so long ago, that you would one day be a quilter --- an appliquer no less!

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  3. That's very interesting! I love serendipity like this. :)

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  4. Amazing synchronicity! Lola even looks rather like your appliqué character.

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  5. Did your daughter write this book?

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  6. Could it be a Liberty fabric? It looks very familiar. I've seen Charlie and Lola on TV but didn't realise that the programmes were a spin off from the books.

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  7. That's amazing! And one of your reader's having the same fabric as well. It is a small world after all. Lxx

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  8. Wow -- how fun! And my first thoughts were the same as Molly's -- Look! There you were applique'ing so many years ago. It's a sign! An applique quilt is in your immediate future LOL!!!

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