The fabric that hugs you back.
(submitted by Julie)
OMG – those poor children. Was mom getting ready to offer them up to the corn?
I had a glasses case made out of this material! I think my sister did too, although hers may have been some other sort of animal.
Whoever made those cat-fabric outfits was a very skillful tailor; that’s some applique job on the pink vest!
No way! My grandma made me a waistcoat from that fabric too!
My mom made me curtains out of the same fabric….glad it was just curtains.
… someone didn’t get the memo….
This is like Blossom Russo’s family portrait. FLOWER HAT. VESTS. CLASHING PATTERNS.
I had shorts with a matching appliqued t-shirt. A walk down memory lane.
Oh these poor poor kids. Littlest one at the end looks adorable though!
I had a purse out of this with leather trip (purchased). Then found the material: vest, skirt, and shorts were made. then found a lunch bag and small duffel and house slippers and…I really do look like the crazy cat women!
I worked at a animal hospital in the early ’90s I had scrubs out of this material. My cat also has a collar out of the same material too. Not very awkward if your a cat or take care of them.
I have a stuffed cat made out of this
Holy cow! My mom made me a vest, a purse, and my elementary school a whole set of napkins out of this fabric. If I remember correctly, this fabric also came in corduroy.
I notice the level of happiness, of being photographed wearing the vest, seems to diminish with age. The youngest is beaming and by the time you get to the oldest you can tell she just wants to bolt and was probably bribed to pose in the picture.
And the Olan Mills tattoo on the littlest one’s arm is a nice touch, also.
Nothing says Awkward Family Photos like Olan Mills.
My mom made NAPKINS out of that cat material! We definitely still have them at home.
All I could think of is “The cat(s) in the Hat(s)… but also you all look so darned cute. Yep, it’s awkward… but only in the cutest way!
For a second I thought the little girl had a crazy tattoo.
Is it worse to wear a full-coverage cat vest, or a more understated half-cat vest (with sophisticated hot pink shoulders), or a matching baseball hat and vest made out of the SAME roughly southwest Native American style fabric? I guarantee a relative (Mom? Grandma?) made all these clothes.
nope our aunt made them gotta love her creativity
Jose M: Yep, and they wore them exactly ONCE (for photographs) before burning…
cats AND hats.
I’m pretty sure I had a dress made out of that colorful cat material… lol
if your mom sewed your clothes in the 70′s or 80′s, then, yeah you probably had a dress made of this fabric. it was pretty much pervasive(kinda like kudzu) back then…
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