This weekend was full of celebrating. Saturday was the big 18th birthday bash of my baby sister at it was a 60’s theme like the movie Hairspray. I had such a hard time figuring out what I was going to wear as I doubted I would have found something for a very pregnant woman at the thrift store. Thus, I ended up sewing something that I think would have been worn by a very pregnant woman in the 60’s. True and Brave’s outfits were pretty easy as they have a nice selection of vintage dresses to choose from. And my Benny, well, he pretty much only shops at thrift stores so he was able to scramble something together and I think he looked like the spiffiest dude at the party. I hope we did this era justice in our outfits.
(practicing their dance from the movie right before the party)
My sisters wore petticoats under their dresses to give it a bit of poof (in the above picture: baby sister on far right and middle sister in green on the left). I, on the other hand, didn’t need it. I had a natural poof, more like a bowling ball, under my dress. The vintage brooch, found at my favorite thrift store, was the perfect little embellishment for the homemade frock. I didn’t take very many pictures of the event as I left that to the professional, but I will definitely share them with you once they are ready. I can hardly wait to see how the pictures turned out! It definitely was a grand, grand night.
Now, life will return back to normal for my family as there will no longer be hustling and bustling for the party.
I hope your weekend was just as grand!!!
29 comments on “welcome to the 60’s”
You all look fantastic! And so beautifully color-coordinated!
your little baby-girl really looks like her father!! 🙂
So cute! We have the same taste in clothing for our girls :O) I love little vintage dresses for Eleanor.
You are so talented, i love your dress!
What a darling family! Wearing my favorite colors, no doubt.
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You girls looked so freaking adorable! Did the party start AFTER John and I left??? We missed out on all that fun stuff! stupid fires!
You're dress is so pretty! You are quite talented!
I love the photos of everyone dancing, the colors are supurb!
You are so talented. I love the dress you made.
Your family looks so cute for the party, and so do all the girls dancing. Looks like a great time!
(My family is also really into theme parties, so right on!)
wow – i cant wait to see the pictures from this! such great colors- the girls, you and benny look a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
I love it! The family photo, dress, and dancing picture. It looks like a very memorable, colorful day.
I love the dress you made. Everyone looks so cute!
awwww! your family is just too darn cute! too bad i didnt get to meet you when i visited ica @ ur parents house on Saturday. i'm sure i would've been star struck!
Wow – that looks like some party!
You & your little family looked AMAZING, I am still drooling over your dress, you talented thing! So pretty!
wow. my weekend definitely wasn't as fun as yours, it is addooorraabbleee!!!
What a fun theme! Your family looked the part 🙂 You're all so cute!
how fun! you guys look so great!
i'm very impressed! So cute!
happened to look in on your blog today and was thrilled to see the polka dot dress on your daughter! It looks so cute on her…
oh i love the first picture!
and that dance looks like fun… i keep telling my friends that we need to learn dances from movies.
so cute all of you!
A beautiful family! You looked amazing Ruby! And True and Brave as adorable as always! Sound like a fun celebration!
Aw, you all look fabulous! I posted some vintage little girls dresses on my blog just yesterday! They were worn by your truly 30 years ago. I love your dress too – beautiful.
the party looks like it was a blast and you all looked great!! can't wait to see more pics (:
You are the boss of dress making. Fact.
ruby! what fun runs in your family!
love the ideas, the photos… and you!
Ruby, you have one good lookin' family! Happy to see that the streak of creativity runs through your whole family. A “hairspray” themed bash-brilliant. Did the food/menu coincide with the whole theme?
OH ruby thanks sooo much for having me over!! And for letting me shoot Rj's amazing party!!! I love you all sooo very much and I can't wait to spend more time with you guys in December!! Love you guys!!!
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