Last week Rachel made her first dress! We picked out similar fabrics and made dresses for a backyard BBQ/Independence Day party that we were going to on Monday. (...Yes, I cut my hair, and it was sort-of unplanned. We'll save the full story for another day.)
Details: Mendocino dress pattern made up in a "homespun" buffalo check from Jo Ann Fabrics, polka-dot Payless wedges on me, Target flip-flops on Rachel, bandana headband (mini-tutorial tomorrow), Target sunglasses on me, Old Navy sunglasses on her.
It's so much fun to put together a themed outfit. Rachel and I may be 18 years apart, but we've always had this in common: we love a good costume.
I painted my nails in red, white and blue stripes, which made me smile every time I looked at them. (First I painted a white stripe down the middle and let it dry. Then I added red and blue on either side. I'm sure there are more precise ways to do it, but my time was limited, and I loved the results regardless!)
I'm also completely in love with appliqué right now. Why haven't I done more of this? I can feel an appliqué bender coming on... This is the last of my giant vintage rick-rack from my stash. I'll have to be on the look-out for more! (Although I've got yards and yards of tiny rick-rack left! Perhaps I should use that up first...)
I found these hemp wedges at Payless -- cute heels to give me a little height, but the hemp keeps it down-to-earth enough to wear it to a family-style party.
It's been such a privilege to get a chance to spend time with Rachel, and work on projects together. I love my beautiful sisters!!