Here’s an interesting story:

My mom came to visit a few weekends ago a brought me a whole pile of vintage patterns – dating from the 40’s up to the 80’s. As I’m drooling over them all I come across a Beehive pattern book called “Baby Styles”. It looks like it’s from the 50’s. They have these cute names for all the patterns, like one called “Wee Willie Winkie”. It made me giggle just reading it.

As I’m flipping through this book, drooling and giggling I see a crocheted dress and I take a closer look. I looks familar – it looks like a dress my mom recently gave me that my grandma made for me as a baby. I go upstairs and get it out of the closet and compare. Sure enough it’s the same dress! My grandma altered it a little bit to add a ribbon around the waist, but other than that it’s the same dress. The coolest thing is that my mom bought these patterns at a garage sale – so it’s not like this was my grandma’s pattern book. By some coincidence the dress and pattern have been reunited.

So here they are together again:


From the pattern book “Baby Styles” by Beehive.


The dress my grandma made for me (and BTW I was born in the 70’s not the 50’s 🙂 ).