Huzzah!! 1950s Christmas Card #1 is complete! I'm so excited!! And I am really thrilled with how it turned out! Mom and I attended the Boise Train Depot Christmas Open House tonight and I had the opportunity to wear it. I am feeling that for only my second 50s era outfit, that it turned out rather well! So, will I make more? Absolutely.
Striking a Christmas Card pose!!! It was so kind of the Train Depot to have decorated trees for me to have my picture taken by!
Source: No Excus
Inspiration photo...again. I think I need to add another layer of crinoline to my petticoat! I love her her skirt flares!
My fabulous Mom took the pictures again. She said, "I want you to sit on a bench like you are waiting for a train." So, that is what I did! The ostrich marabou stole is one of many that belonged to my Great Aunt June that are now in my possession!
I made the black sash out of the black satin that I used for my Edwardian Court Presentation Gown. I was literally sewing the bow onto the sash as Mom drove into the driveway to pick me up!
See? Needs a fuller petti. The shoes I am wearing are 1950s shoes. Oh my heavens were my feet grouching me by the time we left for home!
Again, Mom posed me. She is so cute!
I felt like a little girl with this pose!
I decided last night that I wanted to wear this outfit for this evenings event and then decided this morning that I needed to make the hat to go with it! I spent about 2 hours carefully deconstructing the vintage rabbit's fur coat that I purchased last year for making totally different thing. Plans have since changed and I am just happy I had the coat for tonight's hat!
Here is the inspiration image for the hat again. I just love her ermine chapeau! I didn't have any holly, but I did have two vintage chenille poinsettias and some vintage leaves, so that is what was used! The ermine tails are antique ones I won on eBay long ago, so they were cut into the rabbit fur.
This was only the second attempt at 1950s hair, and I think I did an O.K. job on it. If I didn't please let me know. I had about 15 minutes to get it styled as I was the one running exceedingly late this time!
I had to stick a red flower in my hair to hide the hastily pinned up ends...I will have to take some time with some tutorials on-line for long 50s hair styles!
I do however think I got the make-up down. I did wear eyebrow liner as I don't have any eyebrows of my own (just kidding, I do have eyebrows, they are just very light.) The lighting in the depot left so very much to be desired!!!
It was surprisingly a very lovely evening! I was able to go outside in my short sleeved blouse and not freeze to death!
Mama and I at the Train Depot! We were there for only a short while, but we did have a very lovely time!!
I hope you all have a lovely Friday my friends! I am taking the day off from sewing...perhaps the whole weekend!