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Grandma's wedding dress

50 years and two days ago my grandparents got married. The marriage didn't last very long, my grandpa left my nana and my dad when my dad was a toddler.
My grandmother, a very beautiful and strong woman, made her own satin gown. From this pattern:
 She hand-covered each button and made the veil as well. This week we pulled the dress out of its box in the back of my grandmother's closet and I tried it on.
Here's me with my grandmother, Carol Hadford.
I wish I'd known about this when I got married. I loved my dress, but this one has some wonderful history and it'd be great to see it redeemed.

Here's what my dress looked like:
It was $99 and I felt pretty. If I had it to do over I'd choose something with less train. The bustle broke during the reception and dancing was near impossible. I love the classic silhouette of my Nana's dress and it is easier to dance in.


Brigette Black said…
I love this for reasons you could probably predict-- I've loved going through my nana's things this past week and seeing her amazing talent and style. However, my mom and nana are/were both SUPER tiny (100 pounds, 4'10") so it'd be hilarious if I tried to fit into their dresses!
Great post! I love family threads.
Forevermelody said…
I thought about you a lot this week. We need to hang out again soon.

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