October 5, 2009

welcome to the 60's

This weekend was full of celebrating. Saturday was the big 18th birthday bash of my baby sister at it was a 60's theme like the movie Hairspray. I had such a hard time figuring out what I was going to wear as I doubted I would have found something for a very pregnant woman at the thrift store. Thus, I ended up sewing something that I think would have been worn by a very pregnant woman in the 60's. True and Brave's outfits were pretty easy as they have a nice selection of vintage dresses to choose from. And my Benny, well, he pretty much only shops at thrift stores so he was able to scramble something together and I think he looked like the spiffiest dude at the party. I hope we did this era justice in our outfits.
their 60's outfits a flash back to the 60'swe love each othermy idea of a 60's pregnant dressmy idea of a 60's pregnant dres
practicing their dance for the party
(practicing their dance from the movie right before the party)

My sisters wore petticoats under their dresses to give it a bit of poof (in the above picture: baby sister on far right and middle sister in green on the left). I, on the other hand, didn't need it. I had a natural poof, more like a bowling ball, under my dress. The vintage brooch, found at my favorite thrift store, was the perfect little embellishment for the homemade frock. I didn't take very many pictures of the event as I left that to the professional, but I will definitely share them with you once they are ready. I can hardly wait to see how the pictures turned out! It definitely was a grand, grand night.

Now, life will return back to normal for my family as there will no longer be hustling and bustling for the party.

I hope your weekend was just as grand!!!

29 comments:

  1. You all look fantastic! And so beautifully color-coordinated!

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  2. your little baby-girl really looks like her father!! :)

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  3. So cute! We have the same taste in clothing for our girls :O) I love little vintage dresses for Eleanor.

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  4. You are so talented, i love your dress!

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  5. What a darling family! Wearing my favorite colors, no doubt.

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  7. You girls looked so freaking adorable! Did the party start AFTER John and I left??? We missed out on all that fun stuff! stupid fires!

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  8. You're dress is so pretty! You are quite talented!

    I love the photos of everyone dancing, the colors are supurb!

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  9. You are so talented. I love the dress you made.

    Your family looks so cute for the party, and so do all the girls dancing. Looks like a great time!
    (My family is also really into theme parties, so right on!)

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  10. wow - i cant wait to see the pictures from this! such great colors- the girls, you and benny look a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

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  11. I love it! The family photo, dress, and dancing picture. It looks like a very memorable, colorful day.

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  12. I love the dress you made. Everyone looks so cute!

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  13. awwww! your family is just too darn cute! too bad i didnt get to meet you when i visited ica @ ur parents house on Saturday. i'm sure i would've been star struck!

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  14. Wow - that looks like some party!

    You & your little family looked AMAZING, I am still drooling over your dress, you talented thing! So pretty!

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  15. wow. my weekend definitely wasn't as fun as yours, it is addooorraabbleee!!!

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  16. What a fun theme! Your family looked the part :) You're all so cute!

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  17. how fun! you guys look so great!

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  18. happened to look in on your blog today and was thrilled to see the polka dot dress on your daughter! It looks so cute on her...

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  19. oh i love the first picture!
    and that dance looks like fun... i keep telling my friends that we need to learn dances from movies.

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  20. A beautiful family! You looked amazing Ruby! And True and Brave as adorable as always! Sound like a fun celebration!

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  21. Aw, you all look fabulous! I posted some vintage little girls dresses on my blog just yesterday! They were worn by your truly 30 years ago. I love your dress too - beautiful.

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  22. the party looks like it was a blast and you all looked great!! can't wait to see more pics (:
    ♥~L

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  23. Dear You,
    You are the boss of dress making. Fact.

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  24. ruby! what fun runs in your family!
    love the ideas, the photos... and you!

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  25. Ruby, you have one good lookin' family! Happy to see that the streak of creativity runs through your whole family. A "hairspray" themed bash-brilliant. Did the food/menu coincide with the whole theme?

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  26. OH ruby thanks sooo much for having me over!! And for letting me shoot Rj's amazing party!!! I love you all sooo very much and I can't wait to spend more time with you guys in December!! Love you guys!!!

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