One of my favorite children’s books is The Hundred Dresses. It was first published in 1944 by the author Eleanor Estes and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. It is about a little girl who is very poor who tries to convince her friends that she has one hundred dresses in her closet. Of course, they are not kind to her and laugh at her claim.
In the end, as it turns out, her closet is lined with 100 beautiful drawings of 100 different dresses in a style of artistry that few have seen before.
It is a heartwarming and beautiful little paperback book.
This is a quick little post to show some of the dresses that can be laced by little fingers. Each bag has six and they are 5×7. Every little girl who has a bag of Grandma’s Closet Clothes can say that she has at least six dresses in her closet and that her Grandma will make more for her any time she asks.