Hello all you lovely people out in blogger's land! I hope you are having a marvelous Tuesday! I am having a fabulous Tuesday! Mom came over today for her final fitting and a photo shoot. My kingdom for a decent camera though!!!! I was in the process of getting her all ready to be photographed and she says, "Did you want me to bring my camera?"
Le Sigh...My camera has a horrible habit of taking uber over exposed pics and there is nothing I can do about it but borrow Mom's camera. Oh well! You will get the gist of the dress in the pictures we did take.
I think she looks beyond marvelous in the over the top, fluffy, blue cotton candy confection! I was giggling like a little school girl all the while I was dressing her! I love the dreaminess of this outfit and it suits my Mama to a "T"!!! The hat is also perfect atop her sweet head and goes great with her wig! I do think she was a wee bit tired because she really behaved during the photo shoot. It usually takes 2 times as long as it normally would because she acts like a 2 year old (making faces, being silly in general...hhahahahahahaha!!!) So, when we did this shoot in record time, I was amazed!
I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do! I adore my Mama! She is the epitome of grace, love, understanding, compassion, justice, silliness, fun, the best road trip companion after my Greg, in short, she is the best of all the good things and I am so happy she takes delight in dressing up with me!!
Without further ado...Here's my Mama!!
Affecting the inspiration fashion plate pose!
Fabulous Fashion Plate!!
Fun picmonkey collage!!!
Look! She went ahead and put all five rows of lace ruffles on and they don't reach her arm pit! AWESOME!
My Mom....I just love her!
Love how the lace goes up the back! She did a fabulous job on the skirt!
We had to flip the skirt over because she needed the rest of the lace ruffle (about 22") to finish off the rest of the upper row! Bwahahahaha!!!
Taking tea like a lady!
Miss Rosie Dog had to get in on the action!
Reading a wedding announcement from 1895.
These roses from my garden smell so awesome! Wish I could bottle the fragrance!
Well, all that is left for this project is to await my silk chiffon to get here. It's in the sorting center in LA, which means it will take 5 months to get to me. But that's ok...I'll just make do and hem the chiffon that I have here. I have to put lace around the perimeter of my veil and I shall be DONE!!!!!
Blue Floral Quilting Cotton
Ivory Wedding Satin
White Wedding Satin
Blue Floral Quilting Cotton
Torso of Bodice: Butterick 5970
Sleeves: Butterick 3417 (Out of Print)
Butterick 3418 (Out of Print)
Have a blessed rest of your week my friends!
Oh my gosh! She is beautiful! Wow. The dress is absolutely perfect and is a perfect rendition of the fashion plate. I am in awe. What a gorgeous lady, dress, and photos.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sarah, I totally agree with you! My sweet Mama is very beautiful! I shared your comment with her and she truly appreciated it! She is so fun to dress up with...Delete
So much fluffy cuteness!!! I can not stand it! Mama you look so pretty! I love every little detail about it. The color and the lines and the proportions are all gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Isn't it fluffy though? Hahaha! I just love seeing her in it! It matches her personality and I love that. She is my sweet adorable Mama!Delete
Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!!! The screen on my poor tablet is going to be ruined from so much drooling. ;) Seriously, this is probably the prettiest dress I have ever seen, bar none!!! It is just so, so, so elegant and gorgeous, and is PERFECT on your mom. She looks SO lovely in it. And yay for five ruffles!!!!!!! :DReplyDelete
The design and details are so beautiful; I love the asymmetrical front, and the sleeves are to die for!! Absolutely stunning job, Gina!!! What an inspiration and a delight!! :) Hmmmm....want to trade this dress for my nautical 1940s one?????? Hahaha!!!! ;)
Ahahahaha! Oh no! Don't ruin your screen! And I totally agree with you...it looks perfect on Mom! For some reason, I think it fits her personality as well...so acute and adorable! I am proud of her that she did all the ruffles on the skirt. I think we will have a great fight on our hands if I try to trade it for your 1940s dress though!Delete
Oh my ! Amazing piece, beautiful details. Your mother is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sara! My Mama is a very beautiful lady both inside and out! She is just the best!Delete
Aunt Lana, you look marvelous!!!ReplyDelete
I will let her know you said this Allison!Delete
She looks so perfect and elegant! Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kat! She is the funnest mixture of beautiful, elegant, fun, silly and awesome!Delete
It's perfection! She looks so elegant.ReplyDelete
"making faces, being silly in general"
Can we say, like Mother, like Daughter?
I sat down to work on my novel and have been reading your blog!!! i found it yesterday when looking for a fencing outfit in the late 1890s (that's when my novel is set). Your creations are delightful and gorgeous! I look forward to reading more!ReplyDelete
Oh what a wonderful thing! A novel set in the late 1890s! I would love to know when your novel comes out! Thank you for your lovely compliments!Delete