Laura Ashley… remember them? My mom and I wore their cheesy coordinating outfits. One memory even has us at the country club, eating our salads and wearing matching headbands. Ooo vey! I’m glad the mommy daughter trend has faded, but I’m sad to see the act of passing down clothes from mother to daughter go. Like the pay phone, it seems obsolete. But wasn’t that part of Laura Ashley’s message – that when you became a mother, you and your daughter could match the same way you and your mom did? Even if it was a singular piece that didn’t match, the connotation of the clothes was that they were heirloom pieces.
One brand bringing that back in a modern way is Fleur + Dot. Owner Brianne Wallace’s focus is to provide vintage inspired pre-made and handmade apparel for the modern child that can be passed down generations. Even though this is not a mommy sewing blog, I respect that mission as many of my mom’s clothes are hanging in my closet.
She is here today to offer one Madalynne reader a Peter Pan Collar Girls Blouse Precut Sewing Kit. To enter, like Madalynne and Fleur + Dot on Facebook. That’s it! Contest opens immediately, and closes on March 27th, where a winner will be chosen and featured. Finally, contest opens immediately. Good luck!