Day 2: Saturday (Daytime) 1885
I was so proud of my Mom!! She decided that she wanted to make her own bustle sailor dress for this trip and she got it 94.89% complete! IT LOOKED FABULOUS!!!! She got her inspiration off of a fashion plate from Le Journal des Modistes (image below). It was stunning on her and it is now one of her favorite dresses!
Thankfully, the wind had died down to a whimper, so our hats were safe from flight. It did offer up some gusts at times, and it was still on the chilly side, but all in all, it was a wonderful day on the wharf!
Mama and me! Isn't her dress awesome!!! I am so proud of her!
The inspiration for Mom's dress. We couldn't find any fabric that was white with blue anchors, but JoAnn's had some blue with white anchor linen fabric a few years ago. The white fabric on Mom's dress is a white on white cotton jacquard. She will get around to embroidering the HUGH anchor at the front of her dress when she gets a few spare hours.
We decided that gold buttons would look smashing on this outfit and we were right!!
Ah yes...the little girl comes out!! My Mom is so fun!
My dress finally gets to see the sea!!! I know it was happy...it told me so!
Amazingly enough, the color scheme of the clouds, water and far shore line worked so well with the colors of our dresses.
Out for a stroll on the wharf!
This was such a lovely day!
Oh yes...those gusts of wind I was telling you about? Yaaaaa....this is an example of one! It was quite brisk and one could say refreshing!
The tide was out, so we went in search of sea shells.
Mom kept laughing at how seriously HUGE the bustles made out bums look when we bent over! Hiiiiilarious!!! But you get a good shot of my shoes! I have had these forever and LOVE them!
More gusty wind!
Mom spied a huge clam shell right at the edge of the water and was on a mission to fetch it.
She acquired a stick to help her in her endeavor! I LOVE how well the gold buttons "pop" on the front of her bodice.
DO NOT RUIN YOUR DRESS!!!! Or fall in! I am so not jumping in after you!
Success!! Her smile says it all!
Coming back, prize in tow!!
This was a fun day! We walked around the town with Val LaBore, purchased buttons and then went to lunch. It was a very fun day indeed!!!
For those of you who don't know her...this is Val the button enabler...hahahaha!!! She took us to a place that has OHMYGOSH fabulous antique glass buttons and we went a bit crazy....Thanks again Val!!!
Well, that's all for Saturday Day of our weekend saga....
Be blessed my friends!!