I've been feeling a bit nostalgic ever since I went through a box of my dad's old pictures for a post I did for Father's Day. I feel so fortunate to have so many old family treasures that belonged to my Nana (paternal grandmother), including this picture of her in a beautiful black velvet dress.
I always wondered if she made this for a special occasion.
The years have been very kind to the lace and silky soft velvet.
A few thin wires were attached to the back of the lace collar to help it stand up.
I'm sure Nana would be so proud that her dress has held up so well all these years, and I don't think she'd mind that I repurposed my graduation gift.