Today's Childhood Memory from my Journella:
My mother made most of the clothes my sister and I wore when we were in grade school. I can remember wearing some pretty "creative" outfits. One of my dresses had a picture of Alice in Wonderland on it. It wasn't a small Alice - it pretty much covered the entire front of the dress. And... when I turned around - you got to see the back of Alice. I think the fabric was meant to make a baby blanket - it was quilted; but, mom decided it would make a great "fashion statement". I never had to worry about someone else wearing the same outfit when I wore my Alice dress.
One of the simpler items my mother made for us was that all popular 70's halter top. I think it was pretty much a triangle with string sewn in the bottom and top to wrap around the neck and back.
My sister and I got a lot of matching clothes too. I remember matching red "overalls," matching yellow Easter dresses (with little white fuzzy polkadots) and matching crochet shawls.
What kind of "fashion statements" did you make as a kid?