Hello all! I hope you are having a lovely weekend! My weekend has been exhausting. But exhausting in a good way. Yesterday I finished up my NFE maternity gown that I wore today to the Mary Hallock Foote centennial celebration at the Boise Public Library and today I got to wear it! It was so funny and fun! I do plan on altering it into a regular tea gown and then I wish to wear it to tea!
I totally forgot to take a picture of the wee little pillow I made for my "baby".
I was so proud of myself for remembering AND taking the time to make the pocket for this dress! And yes, I did use it!
Stitching the antique christening gown I purchased at Antique World Mall.
Close up of the really squirrely satin fabric for the front...UGH!! It was most vexing to work with!
This was the best "back" image of the dress. The wind really cooperated for this shot as it caused the dress to billow out nicely!
The inspiration for my gown came from the below two sources. I loved how the first dress from Kent State University was ruched around the collar and then fell straight down. I also liked the trim on either side of the opening.
I got the idea for the horizontal ruching below the collar from this image. I was going to attempt the ruching all the way down the front after I reverted it back to a tea gown, but after the way the fabric acted, I decided that it really didn't need to be done!!!
Some images from the day!
7 of us ladies had a wonderful time modeling dresses for the MHF fashion show!
The stairs at "The Cabin" was a perfect place for showcasing the dresses!
Mama and me!
Sweet Addy was our Southern Belle today. This dress looked so great on her!
Big sister exclaiming at the news! This was a fun photo!
Beautiful mother and daughter, Marilyn and Aubrielle.
Tammy, me and Dana. We have known each other since youth group in Jr. High!
Victorian ladies on a Victorian Bridge!
Silly video. This was the 5th or 6th attempt at making a video and I wasn't going to start another one. Please note that when I was grousing about the dress construction, I was not intending to grouse about the Truly Victorian pattern itself, but my alterations to it. I did correct myself in the video, but I just wanted to reiterate it here!
Well, that is all for today. I am off to bed and a very well deserved sleep!
Blessings to you all my friends!!