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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Dress

Last month some of my visitors from the Dress-up Project thought the idea of recreating my flag twirler uniform was a good idea. Funny because it was just something I thought on a whim ...not a really great plan in my head. So, I dug out the picture and gave it a whirl...or maybe that should be a twirl.

Most high school mascots are named for birds or tough, scary animals. Or maybe warriors.
Not us...
We were the Skippers. Yeah...I know...
Oh, watch out!!  Here come those big, bad  Skippers!  It was a nautical thing that was much more relevant about 50 or so years prior. Although I'm sure it was chosen as an elitist thing. Bunch of snobs....but I digress.




Anyway...we had a sailor theme for our uniforms. I did manage the sailor collar but didn't even attempt to make a sailor hat or the white gloves.



I'm  pretty happy with the result.



 

What do you think compared to the real deal...?
Never mind the "woodsy-the-owl glasses".  Good grief...keep in mind it was the 80's after all.

Make sure to visit the Alice and Camilla blog to see the rest of the September dresses.


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18 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You are TOO cute Halle!
AND you did a fabulous job recreating your special outfit too!
I was up til the wee hours playing with my September dress
oxo

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Loved the teenee little dress! Go Skippers!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is a true "minnie me" dress. Lovely recreation. Love the retro socks, too. Skippers? Too funny. Don't forget to link to Margaret like I did.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely precious and I love your picture--so beautiful!!! How cute is the Skippers? I think ours is the Owls here..not too ferocious, huh?

Your imagination is fantastic and what a fabulous creation. I love this post!
Hugs,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I just became a follower...yay!

Incipient Wings said...

this is absolutely adorable!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Oh, fabulous! Wonderful idea! I love to re-create memorable dresses - it's such fun. Love your dress. Go Skippers!

Margaret said...

Awesome Halle!! I love everything about this dress, you've done an amazing job of recreating your outfit and I love the little collar! I also had a sailor dress! I thought I was the bees knees, I think it was dark red, makes me want to find the photo now! wonderful entry for this month! Mx

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Can your little dress be any more adorable? And it looks exactly like the real thing! What a great idea and I love the pic. Fabulous job. Yay Skippers!

bad penny said...

That is so sweet - how lovely to repoduce your dress in minature

Dianne said...

Halle, such a cute photo! and the dress turned out fabulous!

Karen said...

Totally brilliant, as are all your dresses! X

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

love it!
dana

Nan said...

This is wonderful and the picture of you is really cute. What a fun dress!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Ha! I love it!!! Love seeing the photo of you too. I would say that you are a bit younger than me as my photos would be black and white from school days and in the 60's instead of the 80's. lol

Sherry said...

Ahh, your little dress is perfect and such a good replica. Love your phgto - too sweet!

Electra said...

It's perfect, and so are you in your twirling outfit!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Awww such a sweet photo, and what a wonderful little twirling dress!

Jan x

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