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05 May 2017 @ 02:16 pm
Daniel's first public ball  

While Daniel has been to our dance group's events, the Bath Minuet Company 18th century ball was his first proper dress up event, so of course I was super excited!
Because I'm still breastfeeding, and he won't nurse unless my boobs are pretty much loose, free and easy, I was limited in what I could wear, if I didn't want to be mad and make something new! So I added a teeny bit of boning, in the form of some cable ties, to my gestational stays, and wore the silk chemise dress I made for an 18thC wedding we went to when I was 7 months pregnant. Calum wore his 1790s ish suit to match, and I made Daniel a white muslin gown with lace trimmed sleeves, many many growth tucks, and a blue sash. Add the obligatory red shoes and the last minute addition of a ridiculous pudding cap, and we were all set :)

Fittings are much easier once your model can stand!

Painter's tape is an excellent fitting tool!

Attempting to recreate this portrait:

Trying to convince him to look at daddy!

"But! The baby in the mirror is much more interesting than daddy, mama!!"

The three of us :)
He's already shot up, so I'll need to take out a tuck or two before he wears it again! But luckily there's lots of extra room in the bodice :)

Sabrinamala_14 on May 5th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
AW what an adorable family! Love the baby outfit! Looks great!
Robin-Anne: pic#93149458sewloud on May 5th, 2017 03:52 pm (UTC)

I just died of cute. DIED 😵😵 you all look AMAZING!

jenthompsonjenthompson on May 5th, 2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
OMG you all look so perfect!!!! And your son's outfit is so adorable I could die!
Incognita: pic#127243866nuranar on May 6th, 2017 06:45 pm (UTC)

This is too adorable for words! I love that family picture, too where the two of them are appropriately solemn and you're the one grinning. :D