My daughter loved her St. Patrick’s Day outfit. She wore it yesterday and today. When I dropped her off at school this morning, I started thinking about the Irish dancing costume my mother made for me when I was younger.

Seems I wasn’t the only one thinking about it. I received this comment on my blog this morning…

“Does this take you back to your Irish dancing days? Wonder if you still have that dress?”

…and within in minutes, I received this photo from my mom via text:

Irish dancing costume

Isn’t it amazing? She sewed the dress and cape and then embroidered all of those motifs. (Larger photo here.) I wore this to dance at festivals and in competitions. I even wore it in the Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day parade!

I know there’s no comparison between this gorgeous costume and the little outfit I whipped up for my daughter. I just happened to think about it this morning and wanted to share her beautiful work with you. She totally deserves her own Creative Space, don’t you think?

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10 Responses to my mom’s creative space

  1. Keryn says:

    For Sure, lovely lovely memories and memories in the making for you 3 gals to share:)

  2. Kelly says:

    That is beautiful!! Wow what a gorgeous outfit!

    Does she have any pics of you as a kid wearing it? Wouldn’t it be fun to have B wear it, too? Definitely heirloom quality.


  3. Jenn Mayfield says:

    I still have my cape! It’s framed with a few pictures and my old soft shoes. They used to hang on the wall in the library at our other house. Right now they are in a box in the basement:( Can’t wait to get them out!

  4. Sarah M says:

    wow! Tons of work, right there. What a stunning dress.
    Does the embroidery on the back of the cape have special meaning?
    Sarah M

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  6. Julie says:

    Like Mama, like Daughter! Both super talented! Thanks for sharing with us. Beautiful work! Have a great weekend!

  7. Annie Taylor says:

    You both inspire me!! Gorgeous!

  8. Cindy says:

    Wow, jawdropping details! I’m impressed.

  9. amy in ne says:

    That is just breathtaking! A true labor of love and an item to cherish for years to come. YES! She does need her own Creative Space.

  10. Cioci Ingrid says:

    I had forgotten how beautiful this is.