This dress I designed myself, my mother made the dress from red linnen and I made the apron using american patchwork fabric. My little girl had it for several years, but has finally outgrown it this year.
Last christmas eve she used her childrens bunad.
It's a national costume, handmade by a 94year old lady.
Norwegian women are very good at handiwork. It's beeing said nowegian girls get birthed with knitting needles in their hands (ouch! - poor mothers!).
(here on the 17th of May - nationalday)
For this year I'm so lucky to have received several "hand me downs" from a dear friend of mine who has a girl some years older than mine.
The dress and blouse is from french Mayoral. Vest by Hennes&Mauritz.
Blouse and pants by Mayoral. Cardigan hat and scarv made by a friend (one of those accomplished norwegian ladies;).
Yet another hand me down from Mayoral, she already used it last year, but it still fits this year.
I love it's simle style and beautiful details.
I have to admit its fun to have a girl to dress up.
And as I love classic interior it's no surprise I like classic clothes.
I just have a little ironing to do and I can check off another thing of my
Handknitted (not by me!!!) norwegian jumpers for the boys.