Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

Plaid

Once again, one of Mama Kat’s workshop prompts struck a chord with me this week:

1.) What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘plaid’?

The word “plaid” immediately takes me back to the dresses I wore in elementary school.  (Just a note to all you young folks: girls weren’t allowed to wear slacks to school back then.) This is my third grade school picture.

All my dresses were made by my Mama on her old Singer treadle sewing machine.

But something else comes to mind when I think of “plaid”: doll dresses that Mama also made on that old Singer.  This is my Chatty Cathy, sporting a dress that Mama made. Cathy isn’t too chatty these days.

When I first began writing this post, I thought Cathy’s dress was made of the same plaid fabric as mine. We definitely have the same little white Peter Pan collar going on.  After a closer look, though, I believe these are two different fabrics.

But I’m guessing that I probably had a dress made out of that plaid, too.

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