August 17th, 2014

Gifted - Misc

“Our Aunt Helen made these for the three of us and while I know she worked very hard on them, I was mortified. Thats me on the left. Im smiling but my eyes are red from crying because I didnt want to wear it. The compromise was that I didn’t have to wear the bonnet. I don’t have much of a fashion sense but even then, at a tender young age, I knew this was wrong, very wrong.”

(submitted by Amy)




14 Responses to “Gifted”

  1. Jeanne says:

    Hopefully you sewed them all together and still sleep under them to this day

  2. Wisegal says:

    On a good note, it would make a great costume for Halloween!

  3. Dianne says:

    Well, of COURSE you were mad! She totally screwed up on the top part. Your sister’s dresden plates were centered and pretty and yours was chopped in half! It’s like she did theirs and got to yours and just phoned it in! 😉

  4. sarah says:

    It’s like the folk dress of an imaginary European country.

  5. Nikki says:

    Hahahaha! Oh goodness, I feel your pain girl. My step-dad’s mother used to make us THE most godawful things like this to wear in the eighties. Dresses with pinefores (spelling?) floor length scarlett o’hara skirts, puff paint extravaganzas, patchwork skirts, homemade Jams (the shorts, not preserves…lol)….etc….


    You look cute though, girl. Sorry!

  6. LeaAnn says:

    Did you have to wear the hand-me-downs from your sisters for the next 6 years, too?

  7. Lori B. says:

    Holy cow, that is B.A.D. My stomach aches and my eyes burn from laughing so hard. Have mercy. I know how much work that took, but please, Aunt Helen, no more!

  8. Brian S says:

    I don’t know. I think the bonnet really make the outfit work. Without the bonnet you’re just half-assing it. Only when you don the bonnet does it become clear that you’re not just wearing a repurposed quilt, but have totally bought into whatever cult/religion that your sisters have apparently joined.

  9. Sarah says:

    Oh my…that’s horrific! Borderline child abuse 🙂

  10. susan says:

    oh you poor sweet baby

  11. Tricia says:

    my eyes are red from crying too. But for a different reason. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this. I think I would have loved your aunt (as long as I didn’t have to wear her creations).

  12. tilly says:

    “I knew this was wrong, very wrong.”

    I spilled my drink at this words. Hilarious!

  13. Keechy says:

    My eyes! My eyes! Aunty should have stuck to bedspreads. 🙂

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