Thursday, July 15, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Time Capsule - Dress

At the very bottom of Frances Lowe's Time Capsule was a neatly folded dress with embroidered butterflies.

After being packed away with the bottle for several decades the dress smells wonderful. You hear of certain aromas evoking memories? My personal memories of Frances are fuzzy since I was very young when she died. This wonderful aroma will forever evoke those warm, fuzzy memories of my great grandmother Frances Lowe.

I am trying to decide if Frances sewed the entire dress.

What do you think?

Next up, results of the family inquiries about that box of pictures and other "correspondence."

Here are links to the other posts in this series as well as a couple of related articles:

The Time Capsule
First Steps
The Time Capsule's Top Layer
Part 2
Teacher's Certificate
Teacher's Certificate #2
Baby Shoes
Sewing Anyone?
Help! Do You Know What This Is?
Frances' Necklace
A Bottle of???
More Stuff To Sort
Pictures, Announcements, etc.
Pictures, Announcements, etc.
Preserving the Time Capsule
Sorting Saturday - The Time Capsule is Sorted. What I learned.
COG-Scrapbooking Your Family History! Frances Lowe
Treasure Chest Thursday-You Are My Treasures

© 2010, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. I think it is in amazing condition. Lovely.

  2. Did she do the embroidery along with sewing the dress??? The embroidery is lovely.

  3. Lindalee, I think Frances did do the embroidery.

    Carol, It really is in amazing condition. You would think after all these decades it would be rather frail but it is not.

  4. Love the dress. It does not look like an embroidery bland with the zigzag trim. I would bet that it and the embroidery were hand/home made.