On the Second Day of Christmas, I wore...


bakelite cherry brooch and pin curl vintage hairstyle via Va-Voom Vintage

 On Saturday night, we celebrated Christmas eve with Pj's entire family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and lots of little kids. I love that his whole family gets together for one big shin-dig.  The best part of Christmas with Pj's family is all of the little kids. This year, we had my two babies, my 2 nieces and 2 of Pj's cousins kids. One of the boys got a music set so they all got together to play in a marching band. Rhys couldn't march so he sat on the side lines, dancing and playing the tambourine.

When we got home and tucked the munchkins into bed, Pj and I set out all of the gifts and stockings for the kids and promptly crashed. 

  I wore my awesome "new" 50's dress, which is totally vintage but also handmade by me
 It started out as a plain green 50's dress that zipped up the back. Sadly, it was way too small in the bust, so I chopped off the skirt and used a 50's pattern to make a new bodice. The bodice fabric is this adorable vintage diamond print pique that I found at an antique mall a few months ago. I used scraps of the old bodice and new fabric to make pockets.  I also wore my brand new, beautiful cherry bakelite brooch , my Christmas gift from Pj.
50's dress- you know the story!
bakelite brooch- gift from Pj
red bakelite earrings-antique mall in Springfield MO
assorted bakelite bangles- antique malls throughout St Louis


  1. OMG thats the dress! I love it-that color really suits you! Just stunning!! xox

  2. Your so talented, I wish I could sew like that!

  3. Such a bombshell! Gorgeous look.

  4. your hair looks adorable, love it! wanna steal those bakelite cherries!

  5. That dress is very cute! Love it!

  6. So sorry your first attempt didn't fit..but I must say....this one is FANTASTIC!!! I love the bodice on this and then adding the pockets..Toooo cute.. I just know, the first one, couldnt be as cute as this one.ha.
    It looks so pretty on you.. Proud you and family had a good Christmas..
    Do you sew alot? I love it..

  7. Wow. I wore jeans and greasy, unwashed hair! Good for you for making a beautiful Christmas dress!

  8. Love that outdoor photo of you hanging ornaments!

  9. I don't know HOW i missed this post - thank the maker for linked in bits at the end of your recent post!

    Adore your new/old dress. Yum yum!


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