My mom was my first sewing instructor. Actually, my only sewing instructor. You would think that with all her talent, I'd end up a better seamstress!! But then again, she is more patient than I am :)
Take, for instance, this dress. My mom made it back in the day, and I was fortunate enough to wear it. It puts me to shame when I think of what I put on my children. But thats okay, at least they aren't running around in their birthday suits instead.
I grabbed this dress out of the DI (Thrift Store) pile at her house. She was going to keep the apron, since she did smock it herself, but I convinced her that without the dress, it would not be complete. Can you imagine getting rid of something so perfectly cute???
The apron is really impressive though. The back even has this heart cut-out. And has matching heart buttons.