Sunday, 6 July 2008

I turned 30 yesterday!!!!!

And to celebrate this milestone I decided to have a party........ 1920's style.

Finding costumes for Aaron and myself was easy (I just went to the local costume shop and pulled a few pieces out of our wardrobe) but dressing the kids proved a little more difficult, so what is a sewing mumma to do???

Make her own of course!

My mum had some material left over from making my bridesmaids dresses a few years ago so I got her to send some down to make Izy's dress, added some frill and wah-la

My gorgeous little flapper

Her toddler waddle made the frills swish, too cute!

And finding a black long sleeve shirt for Connor proved impossible, luckily I stumbled upon a white pumpkin patch shirt at the op shop which I dyed black. Then I just sewed some white cotton onto the shirt to make it look like he was wearing suspenders. I think he looks quite dapper all dressed up. (the moustache wore off during the night though)

And speaking of dapper.... I think my hubby looks pretty spunky too.
I'm not sure about the hat, I think she looks more like a cow girl now
And just because I loved this photo of me and my girl

6 comments:

Leah said...

Wow - you all look great! Love the idea of the sewn on suspenders :)

Belinda said...

You all looked fantastic Ingrid! What a great way to celebrate!! Happy Birthday

Cascade Lily said...

Happy birthday! I went to a flapper themed 21st (won't tell you how long ago!) and it was so much fun! Well done on the costumes :)

AJ said...

Wow Ingrid you all look so good...and it looks like you had a good time. Happy Birthday!!

Cass said...

Ingrid, looks like a great night. The outfits look fantastic

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday - sorry we could not be there to share the fun - OMG were you cold - you looked great though! Happy Birthday Love Us