Wela finished the two special-order nightgowns for the twincesses, and they are FAB!!
Remember that Ro created and requested this unique design:
And Ree dreamed up this fancy little ensemble:
Well my mom was having an understandably hard time finding a wild-enough variety of knit fabric colors in her local fabric store, so I had the BEST idea (haha, yes I’m calling my own idea good). Went to the Goodwill store and bought a bunch of used t-shirts for a few dollars to create upcycled nightgowns. Oh yeah!!
The shopping was the easy part (I am nothing if not good at shopping). Then Wela slaved away making a pattern, cutting, sewing, serging (because I wanted fun inside-out seams), and all that fancy sewing stuff that I know nothing about. And hold on to your hats folks, because she delivered two awesome nightgowns today that I don’t think the girls will ever take off. And I can’t blame them!
I know, I know, you only need to see one picture to get the concept, but Ree (left) and Ro (right) were hamming it up so much that I just had to keep clicking. Seriously, with these poses, do you think they've seen me watching America's Next Top Model or something? I thought I had hidden my trashy-tv addiction pretty well...
Well I have to go put on my boring-but-comfy Old Navy PJs now, because the girls are dying for a pajama party (naturally), and there is just no good reason to ever turn down a pajama party. Mom, you did the BEST job and the girls just yelled “Thanks Wela” so loud that the neighbors probably think we’re a little nuts (oh well, what’s new?). Hope you didn’t hate making these, because we’re already drawing up new designs for fun summer dresses. Ro says she's designing an "oceany" concept next, with grays, greens, blues, and sand colors. Hee!
* Update on Friday morning: Well, as expected, the girls refused to take off their new nightgowns this morning. So they blissfully wore them to school, and now they are officially daytime dresses as well. Heh. My mom is going to make a few adjustments to them, like making the shoulder straps more narrow, and then it's on to the next design!