To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Friday, May 6, 2016

TBT: My First Sailor Dress! (Well Seaside Actually....)

I know it's Friday, but I haven't done a TBT for quite some time and I'm not ready to blog about my wedding underwear just yet.  Still waiting to find some pretty blue ribbon to make an 1890s garter belt!  BUT!  The rest is all done!  Huzzah!!

I was perusing my fabulous friend Kat's seaside images, and came across an image that I recognized and it reminded me that I had made it and that it was actually my first Victorian seaside dress!  Where I first saw it was in the book, "Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from 'La Mode Illustree'" by JoAnne Olian.  I was in SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) at the time and needed a new dress for Winter Range, one of the annual shooting events.  I fell in love with the fact that it was a sailor/seaside dress and decided that it needed to be made.  It is one of the few dresses from that "era" that I still own!  Look at how young I was!  Hahahahahaha!!  It was at least 10 years ago!  What a spring chick I was!

The poor parasol I still have but it is in pretty sad shape!

Love the image of the little girl too!  Maybe I'll make that as well?

I have since dismantled the hat and used the buckle on my Coca-Cola dress.

How kind of the people of Winter Range to paint the door the same color as my dress for me!  

Well, today we are watching "The Age of Innocence" for our literature portion of school, so I am off to drool on all the beautiful dresses and the food!!!

Have a marvelous day my lovely friends!!

Be blessed!