The blouse originally belonged to grandmother and was passed down to my mum, my older sister, and eventually me.
My 90-year-old grandmother loves fashion, and has the best style of anyone I know. She still has items of clothing that are over 70 years old, which is a testament to how well she has cared for them, and how well she looks after her treasures.
The blouse was originally handmade for my Grandma, as most of her clothes were. Nowadays, it's harder to find clothes that are made by hand with such love and care.
I would love to pass the blouse on to my 4-month-old daughter. Perhaps she will wear it one day, if it is still intact!
Even though the top has been washed many times, I feel like my family’s scent is imbedded in the fabric – it makes me feel safe.