Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Picnic

We braved the heat and the humidity today and had a little tea party picnic.
Decked out in their new dresses, everyone enjoyed some chocolate milk and cupcakes.
Fig's ABC dress is complete.  It took me a long time to find some buttons that matched (I wanted something other than white), but I finally located some at the local antique store.  Fig loves this dress because "It has puffy sleeves like a princess and a twirly skirt like a princess."  The skirt is incredibly full and I really ought to get some kind of ruffled slip or something to go underneath it and give it more volume.  And the puffy sleeves, what girl doesn't love those?
And with her sisters all decked out in new vintage attire, Little P very much wanted her own dress to wear.
She found this one in my box of "still not finished" projects and insisted on wearing it.  I managed to coax her out of it just long enough to hem the bottom and put a button on.  This dress was such a disappointment back when, but now it looks perfect.  Or, rather, it did look perfect.  There is quite a bit of chocolate milk on it now...
I think a vintage fall wardrobe is definitely going to be in the works.  I am just so in love with these dresses! 


Maureen said...

Your dresses look wonderful!! Great job - I love following you guys on here!

cat said...

Becky these dresses, pictures, and girls are lovely. I can't get over how big your littlest is now.... Really these pictures should be illustrations in a story book. Get Abbie on that.

Jane said...

I love all the dresses but Pookie's really popped the first time I saw it - brought back tons of memories. Made me want to take up sewing again so I could make some of these for my granddaughter.