My three girls and our two best friends had tickets this past weekend to the Celtic Woman concert in Baton Rouge--we bought the tickets in December and gave them for an early birthday present to C, as her friend got tickets for Christmas. As you can imagine, the excitement had PLENTY of time to build, including my girls putting together a concert they did for their grandparents when their mamaw was recovering from knee surgery recently. *smile* They know every word of every. single. song....
Soooo, a very special event requires a very special outfit, and because I despise clothing shopping, or maybe because I didn't have ENOUGH to do this last week, we decided at the last possible minute(and no one in her right mind would have taken on this project, I am sure!)to MAKE "Jane Austen style" dresses for the girls to wear to the concert.(The girls have been clamoring for "old" dresses for months, and this seemed the perfect opportunity, except for the TIME factor!)
|They even looked up hairstyles and had SO much fun helping each other!|
Mind you, it was THEIR decision. They picked the pattern. All I did in that part of the process was print out the Hobby Lobby coupon and fork over the credit card for STUFF....lots and lots of stuff.
The crazy part? I couldn't get started over Easter weekend. Could NOT make myself cut out the pattern pieces...so we STARTED sewing on Tuesday of last week!
|We met up with two friends at the concert.|
I think bedtimes were 12:30; 1:30; 2:30; 2:30; and 2:00 last week, and then I was literally sewing the final bodice-to-skirt seam in the last dress at 2:00 on Sunday(the concert was at 5:00). My night-owl, C, was up with me every minute of it, too. She was invaluable help! I think SHE learned a LOT!
And I enjoyed the time with her. :)
The girls looked beautiful, loved the concert, and just enjoyed being together. My friend and I couldn't quite decide if we wanted to watch the concert, or watch our girls watching! They were so sweet. Fun times, fun memories.
She was SO happy!
I just loved the vintagey yo-yo hair clips they ended up using!
Her dress had to be DIFFERENT!
This one always, always smiles.
I hope that we also LEARNED something to improve our sewing and anti-procrastination skills during the process. *smile*
Happy Day to YOU!
Linking to: Wow Us Wednesday ;
Vintage Thingie Thursday(though the only vintage things here are some of the lace trimmings we used!) :)
Pearls and Lace Thursday(which are two things that make girly-girls happy!)
Thank you ladies for hosting lovely parties each week!