Sunday, May 8, 2011

To Mom

Hi Mom! I forgot to send your Mother's Day card, so I wrote you a blog post instead. Hey, the internet is forever, right? Just like diamonds. Kind of.

I haven't given up searching for the pattern you made your prom dress from (pictured above). Why is it so hard to find? I thought I was on the right track with this one, but it's different from yours in the skirt. Plus, I don't see a center front bodice seam on your dress.

Sweetheart necklines were pretty uncommon in the 1960s, as far as I can tell. You were a style rogue! The sheath dress pattern I designed for my book has a similar neckline to your dress. I think you must have influenced me subconsciously.

I hope you're having a nice day. I wish Jeff and I could be there! We love you.

P.S. Happy Mother's Day to all!


  1. awww, Happy Mother's Day to Gretchen's Mom! Your daughter is adorable :)

  2. I chatted with your mom when you hosted the trip to the Brooklyn Museum. She's a lovely person.


  3. What a lovely surprise! I wish you were here, too. Thanks for the post, and Happy Mothers' Day to all.

  4. Happy Mother's Day! Your post is so sweet and her dress is lovely.

  5. Happy Mother's Day!!!
    Your mom is soooo chic in that photo ^_^

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  6. Happy Mother's Day to Gretchen's stylish mom! Thank you for influencing your daughter's love of satin, waist bows, and sweetheart necklines to mention what I'm sure is only a few..

  7. I soooooo want that dress pattern your mother made.

    I would make it in black linen, cut it above the knee, and wear it with cute flat sandals.

    I will look for it and let you know if I find it!

  8. I wrote a blog post to my mom for mother's day too! LOL

  9. Dear Gretchen's Mom, thank you for inspiring the creativity and style that your daughter shares with us. You obviously were a fine mentor.

  10. Maybe she modified it or made a frankendress? I prefer your mums skirt to the one on the pattern.

  11. Could it be this one, with a bow added?

    Whatever it is, your mom rocks it! :)


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