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 :)