I am Irish or mostly of Irish heritage and so naturally, when I first started to create dresses for toddlers and infants (my line grew as this little toddler came into our family). In fact, my sister Nancy was responsible for me to even start my business back in 1982. Since then we have grown and so has this first little model.
Then one of my god daughters, had a baby just about 1 month ago and lo and behold, my sister in law found the dress same style, that I made for Kate when she was a preemie, and surprised me when her daughter, then 30 something years later, wore the same dress.
So here is the proof that classic is always in and so is my favorite fabric to work with, or at least until I had to iron them, Irish Handkerchief linen imported from Ireland.
I have a very, very special customer, who has become very dear to us here at Pegeen.
She has such a warm and creative personality and holds a special place in my heart. Alexandra Caitlin Hubbard, who likes to be called Alex, asked me to make her a special dress that was wide enough to cover her chair and wanted to wear it to see The Nutcracker.
This is the post I wrote about my friend: Since then, Alex has been attending college, has dreams of becoming a pediatric nurse or doctor, or to help others like so many have helped her. She also loves it when you read her blog posts and I try to answer her writings (she is quite good describing what it is like to be in her shoes.)
Alex changed my life. She once sent me a video where the male lead from The Nutcracker picked her up and danced with her so she could feel what it was like to dance. I cherish that video to this day.
When she got her dress, she describes the blue as the most beautiful color of the sky. Last night I was excited as she to have the package arrive at her door and have someone help her get into her dress so she could send me this photograph.
Then, I started to read her blog. It is the most remarkable insight into what it is like to live in her world and describes the friends she meets along the way. I am sure that you would love to read her Facebook posts the way I did. Keep up your writing Raina/Alex! All of us loved seeing you in your dress! I wish I could write such wonderful stories as you!! Have fun seeing The Nutcracker on Saturday!