Saturday, May 31, 2008

There IS a good reason for the following pictures...

No, I don't make it a habit to make my child look like a fifty year old transvestite. They have a particular way that they want the stage makeup to look like for the year end dance recital, and this is it.

Scary, isn't it?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I love me some shoes. And of course, since I'm going to be wearing this spiffy new dress for the wedding (which I had to cut out the TWO-sizes-smaller pattern! -- the ban on junk food has worked!), I HAD to get some new shoes. So, I found these. I love, love, love them.

AND, since we are going on a honeymoon that is going to involve a lot of walking, I broke down and bought some walking shoes. The most non-walking-shoe-looking walking shoes I could find.

I usually take cute shoes along on trips, get blisters the first day, and am miserably uncomfortable the remainder of the time. It's really my own fault, because I have this thing where I refuse to wear runners. If I found some that didn't look like runners, that would be fine. So, we'll give these a try.

I'm still taking my big box of bandaids, just in case.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Flowergirl dress #2 is done!

The pettiskirt is drooping a bit, but Olivia had just done about six spins to test out the dress.

Monday, May 19, 2008

On the other hand...

...Sam, the ring bearer looks more apprehensive about the whole 'dressing up' thing. He actually likes the suit, he's just worried about getting it dirty.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Flowergirl dress #1 is done!

Donnie had a conference in Saskatoon, and took the dress and my camera up with him. It fits perfectly, though it may be a tad long. That's an easier fix than if the bodice was too tight, which was my worry since I did the initial measurements in December, and kids can hit a growth spurt at a moment's notice.

Judging from the expression, I think she likes it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Seventy five yards of tulle later...

I'm knee deep in flowergirl dresses. They are ivory silk dupioni with accents in pink. The highlight is the smocked inset, with pink freshwater pearls scattered over the smocked design. This is what Arielle's dress looked like a week ago.

Here's what it looks like today. I just have to finish the bodice lining, and do the buttonholes and buttons, and it's done.

I'm also doing tulle pettiskirts to go underneath, to keep the dresses poufed out. And, also, because I am insane. The bottom ruffle on each layer is about 75 yards of gathered tulle. I tried it on Olivia just to get an idea of what it would look like, and I had a devil of a time trying to get it off of her.

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