If you'd like to check out Aviva's Small Style outfit, it's tomorrows post!
A month after Aviva was born, my mother-in-law went up into the attic and pulled down all of her children's amazing clothing. It was a vintage motherload. This outfit is pieced together from a couple different outfits and I love it dearly. It was made by her great-grandmother, Anne. She hasn't met Aviva yet (she lives back east), but we hope that seeing her first great-grandchild in clothes made by her hand will touch her.
When I found this jumper, I thought it was so charming. It has straps with ribbon trim that criss-cross in the back. The lace shirt is another favorite of mine. Unfortunately, she'll only fit in it a little bit longer. Retiring clothes you love is rough!
Using some soft lace I had and the vintage rose elastic lace I thrifted two weeks ago, I made Aviva a baby french hood. Yes, a little silly looking, but sooo cute! If you don't know what a french hood is, google that or think of Queen Anne Boleyn (if you've watched or read The Other Boleyn Girl). I think they are such a neat accessory!
Haha, ignore my husband in his running pants and flip flops! It's amazing how big our hands are compared to our babies. It always strikes me whenever she puts her palm up to mine. So sweet. <3
In case you are wondering what that black and white garment my husband is wearing is, it's called a "tallit" or "tallis". It is a four-cornered, Jewish garment with tassels called "tzittzit" or "tzittzis" on each corner. If you read the Torah or Old Testament, you may recognize them from Numbers 15:37-38.
37 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying:
38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them throughout their generations fringes in the corners of their garments, and that they put with the fringe of each corner a thread of blue.
39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye go not about after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go astray...
People often ask so I thought I'd throw out a reply!
Linking up with Stacey at Hart+Sew's Little Vintage Style!