Friday, July 25, 2008

Project Baby Runway

Name that movie: “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.”

Gracie has a closet full of complete outfits, a drawer full of newborn sleepers, and a separate basket full of headbands, hairbows, hats and bonnets. We simply had to model some of them for you.

Frog Sleeper is a hand-me-down from the Rowdy Girls. Headband is new.

Dress is vintage. Marmee, Aunt Christel, and Boo each wore it before Marmee got a little apprehensive that the fragile batiste, handmade into this little piece of fluff in the Philippines some time in the 1940’s or early 1950’s would not survive the laundry of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Even a month ago I hand washed, spray starched, and carefully ironed it (and my arm). Flower headband is handed down from Rowdy Girls also. Bonnet was hand-smocked by Marmee for a “We’re finally leaving the hospital after camping here for a month” outfit. Gracie has the day-gowns, also hand-smocked, that match the bonnet, but they are wearable for many months. We must model what we can when we can wear it. We’re working on the “beauty queen wave”, and will demonstrate that soon.

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