The other day, I came across a link that had a listing of all of the dresses that Pleasant Company (now, American Girl) produced that enabled girls to dress up and match their doll. (Was anyone else out there an avid fan of the historical American Girl dolls?) I am very blessed to still own two of Kirsten's outfits that I'm saving for my own daughter some day; they are the Prairie School Dress and the Scandinavian Outfit. I did own the Summer Striper, but wore that one until it was thread bare. And at some time, I had Felicity and Kirsten's nightgowns, but of course wore them until they could no longer be worn. Oh yes, and I still own Kirsten's petticoat and pantaloons. =) The link made me look back with fond memories of my girlhood of dressing up and playing with dolls.
My love for just that has continued on into my twenties, well minus the dolls, and just recently I was asked if I would like to join some friends in a historical group on an evening "for a presidential dinner in honor of president Teddy Roosevelt." Just the idea got me all excited. =) I think I will be accepting the invitation and then decide how I'm going to manage something to wear from the dates of 1900 to 1909. My two dresses that would be closest to the dates would be from 1912 and 1914. Perhaps I could be a "very fashionable" friend of the Roosevelt family? =)