Monday, March 28, 2016

A Real Life Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Have you ever seen or read the book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?  Spoiler alert!  It's the one where the girls share a pair of pants and they magically fit each one of them even though they are all different shapes and sizes.  WELL..... I have a real life traveling pants story except... they aren't pants.

When my mom made her first communion in 1958 (I think), her mom made her a gorgeous dress.  Luckily, my grandma saved that dress and then gave it to my mom when she had kids.  I'm not sure if I have ever told you this... maybe I have, but I have 5 sisters.  You read that right, 5! I also have one brother.  Each of us are built very differently, and each of us wore that special dress for our first communion.  It magically fit all of us.  It has NEVER been altered, it's NEVER had fabric added to it, it's just magic. 

Yesterday we went to my mom's house for an Easter brunch after mass.  Before we left, I thought.... EEK we have to try the first communion dress on Amelia because this year is her year.  She again is built so different than our oldest who is a stick and all legs. :)  I truly didn't know if the dress would fit her because she's a little curvier and more squeezable.  But sure enough, as she slid on the dress, IT FIT!!!!!!  Below is a picture of our oldest daughter on the left in 2014 and me on the right in 1984 in the same dress. 

From my Brown eyes to yours.....


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    1. I just can't believe it's fit all of us! I love that my girls get to wear a dress that was made so long ago. :)

  2. How awesome - a family heirloom for sure!

    1. It's so cool! I love telling everyone where our dress comes from. :)

  3. What a wonderful tradition, Maria!