Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekly Challenge: Week 19 relic

with my accomplice
with my nephew Ty
garment tag for my wedding dress (it's about 2" x 1")

My mom made my wedding dress for our October 7, 2001 wedding. I remember helping her cut it out and piece it together from two different patterns in my sister Carla's apartment (aka Hernandez headquarters). Mom had bronchitis and didn't tell us how badly she was feeling at the time. Stubborn! She eventually landed back in the hospital. She told me to hang on to the tag on which she wrote "mom '01". I was supposed to iron it into my dress. I obviously didn't (sorry mom) but I did keep it. I'll have to find a photo with a better view of the dress. It has a flamenco style train, which isn't evident in these pics.
Mom was a doll maker, quilter and loved to sew. She made all our prom dresses, and lots of our clothing as we were growing up. Of course I wanted her to make my dress! I think this may have been one of the last things she made before she ended up in and out of hospitals, until she died. Sisters, correct me if I'm wrong.

1 comment:

mim said...

I can't wait to see your reliquary for this label. How happy you saved it.