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On the Third day of Christmas, I wore...

Thursday, December 29, 2011



This is my final holiday outfit for 2011!
Christmas day was wonderful! We woke up and watched our babies open their presents and play for a few hours. That's me- what I really look like!

Olivia loved her little train set and 'Lil Woodsies house. She yelled "Chooo-chooo!!" and "House!" when she opened them.  Rhys got a lot of little cars, animals and musical toys but was more interested in irritating Olivia than playing with his toys. She yells "Beeeeets!" (that's Olivia speak for Rhys) when he gets on her nerves, which I think is hilarious


In the afternoon, we went to Marmar's house. She lives in the most adorable 50's ranch house with a lot of the same furniture and decor that she's had for years.



We opened presents, visited and after everyone ate, mom and I pitched in with the clean-up. I always find myself cooking or cleaning in the kitchen on holidays so I pack an apron in my diaper bag to avoid messing up my holiday outfits. On Christmas, I got to wear my 1950's 12 days of Christmas apron.  While washing dishes with mom, she said "You're like a helpful,  little Betty Draper today...only much nicer!" Which made me look at her like this: 



I made my skirt especially for Christmas. It has little 50's felt reindeer and a sleigh on it. I based the design on this Santa and reindeer that my grandma had when she was a girl. I loved playing with this thing when I was a kid so last year, my mom passed it on to me for my children to enjoy.  I think I will add a Santa, reins and some sequins to my skirt at a later date.





Outfit
circle skirt-handmade by me
red sweater- thrifted
50's necklace, earrings and brooch-inherited from great grandma
red and green bakelite bracelets- Christmas gifts from Pj and Amanda last year.
shoes-Amerimark
petticoat- estate sale

29 Responses to “On the Third day of Christmas, I wore...”

  1. Love the skirt - what about a tutorial on how to make a similar one? I'd link back to that - Very effective 50s style! Wonderful.

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  2. Oh how I covet that skirt! So perfect!

    What beautiful children you have and, lady, you look divine!

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  3. Honestly? The best festive outfit I have seen this season!! :)

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  4. You look gorgeous! That skirt is amazing!

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  5. You look just adorable! I LOVE your skirt!

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  6. You look pretty! And little kids make Christmas so fun, I'm glad you were able to enjoy the holiday with your children!

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  7. fairy Filigree- that's a fantastic idea- will do! It's so easy, I whipped this skirt up in about 5 hours.
    Landgirl- Thank you!! That's the best compliment because there are a lot of great ones out there!!

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  8. It looks like you had an amazing holiday! Oh I love the skirt! It totally deserves a tutorial on how to make it. It reminds me of the handmade Christmas stockings we had growing up.

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  9. Wow!!!!! Love your skirt, I'm so sad to noy know how to sew!!!!
    I cannot believe that Xmas is already over...
    I wore a 50's chinese party dress for Xmas just found in Paris some day before.. You can see it in this post: http://lostin1950.blogspot.com/2011/12/another-christmas-almost-over.html

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  10. Fab! My Christmas Skirt had Santas on scooters! http://kittenscloset55.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-skirt-done-on-time.html

    How did you apply the felt? I have always wanted to do an applique but am unsure on how to apply it.

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  11. Wow what a great match that shade of red is! Lovely skirt. Im not sure that circle skirts are me as I am pear shaped, but I think Ive got some spare fabric I could experiment with.

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  12. The red reindeer skirt is adorable.You look so pretty..And what a cute,cute apron.. Love looking at your vintage clothes..soooo fun..

    Your kids are adorable and looks very happy on CHristmas morning..

    I have been really enjoying reading your blog.

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  13. Love, Love, Love, that skirt!
    Happy New Year!

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  14. super cute skirt!!! Love the new layout

    XX Rosina Lee
    http://rosinalee.blogspot.com/

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  15. As soon as I saw the thumbnail on my blogroll of you in that gorgeous red outfit, I squealed "OOOHHHH!" It's so pretty, and you look absolutely stunning in it! Great job on the skirt.

    The pics of your children are so precious. I'm glad you had a nice holiday.

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  16. That skirt is amazing. You look fab in it. I second the call for a tutorial as I definitely want one of these for me! x

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  17. Your skirt turned out just beautiful-my goodness! And what your mom said was priceless!!! So happy your Christmas was so wonderful!!! HUGS!

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  18. Thank you so much, everyone! okay, okay- circle skirt tutorial on the way!! I have a whole lot of tutorials in the line-up but it will be here soon, especially with skirt weather around the corner!
    Rockabilly Kitten- I just hand sewed the felt. I put the skirt in an embroidery hoop to keep it smooth and tight and sewed around the edges with regular cotton thread!
    Lady Cherry- Oh, you should give a circle skirt a try! If you wear one with a light petticoat under it, that may help to balance out a pear shape. I kind of love mine cause they hide my big booty! I always avoid anything with pleats or a lot of gathers at the waist because I feel like that makes a big bottom look bigger but a smooth circle skirt with a nipped in waist makes me feel cute and girly :P

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  19. Aw you're wearing the prettiest holiday outfit ever! What a lovely skirt and I'm in awe of your applique skills. Your hair is adorable too, it IS very Betty Draper!

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  20. You have so much talent! Amazing skirt, just love it. You always look fab! How inspiring!
    Your blog is so much fun ... love it.

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  21. Oh My Gosh-
    You look just like my mom, at the church Christmas party in 1962. She wore a red dress cut a lot like yours, and she was the hottest woman in the room.
    You're gorgeous!

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  22. You look fantastic. Merry Christmas. :)

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  23. BEST OUTFIT EVER!!! So cute! You should make clothes for others!! hint hint...LOL!

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  24. You look great! I will be looking for the tutorial!

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  25. You should have a double cloth diapered little boy on your hip. So 50's! I love it....

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