In most of Canada, we have four distinct seasons where the changes in weather gives rise to at least warm and cold weather appropriate clothing.
I have never been one to have any of the extremes in clothing. I wore short skirts but never the extreme mini skirts. When I look at photographs of my early days working in the children's section of the library, I was of course, much younger; my skirts were short. This made it challenging to retrieve books off the top or bottom shelves. I was happy when the hemlines went below the knees.
When I was little my mother made many of my dresses. My mother did smocking. Did your mother? My sister and I had some very pretty dresses. I once tried a modified form of smocking.
My mom (Marion), me (Janet) and my sister (Nancy) in 1951.
I am fortunate to have photos of my mother as a young woman. She was a smart dresser. Her are some examples.
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