Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blogtober 22 - Costume Redux Update

Dearest Sister sent this photo to me today. It is the first version of the formal.

This is Sister V ready for 'Prom in Texas' (according to the note on the back of the photo). She wore the formal off the shoulder and had room for an additional rosette in the center front of the neckline. And, she accessorized with a tulle wrap, instead of a parasol.

The more I think about it, it kind of makes sense to re-cut the dress. At least it got lots of use. Consider all the prom and bride's maid dresses in the world that just get one wearing. This dress was worn 'regularly' for 40 years. And I think it has another Halloween or two in it, yet!

Announcement! I am excited that DS's blog hi-jacker has graciously offered to guest blog for me on Saturday. She is a crafty girl with lots of good ideas, so I can't wait to see what she has to share! I will not be loafing, though. I am working on our super secret sister project (reveal date - TBA!)


Gaynell said...

Our "formals" back then were certainly one of a kind! Especially since Mom made them.
Thankd for the good memories!!

Iron Needles said...

Glad I had the photo. Glad I was able to find where I had the photo! And glad I could share and be part of it all.

Martha said...

V looks so pretty in the original dress, and it's nice to be able to see the color photo of the cut-down version so you can tell what a pretty color it is.

Allie said...

That is just beautiful!

Lynne said...

Don't you wish we were still wearing those styles today? All those crinolines underneath, can you imagine?
Great photo!