Sunday, October 29, 2006

Frontier Day 2006

Frontier was a lot of fun yesterday! It was a pretty small group this year, but still so much fun! We went early for family worship, then stayed all day, eating, playing old-fashioned games, holding little ones, sitting by the huge bonfire, and talking - oh, and taking pictures! See below:

Yes, I got all 3 dresses done in time! On Wednesday evening and Thursday morning I cut all the dresses out. On Friday afternoon, I began work on my dress. Friday evening I had to stop, for I went babysitting! On Saturday morning, I had to drive into town for my PSAT test. On Saturday afternoon, Elijah was home for his fall break! We played games, but I managed to squeeze in some sewing time as well. I worked all Sunday afternoon after church, and had my dress and bonnet done by the evening. I then sewed mom's dress, starting on Monday afternoon, and finishing on Wednesday afternoon. Jubilee's took the least time. I sewed Friday afternoon and evening, and had it done by Saturday noon! It was a lot of fun to do all this sewing, but I believe I've done enough gathering to last a while.

Us old-fashioned maidens. I was so glad that the Harts could come to Frontier Day as well!

Our dresses look different colors in the bright light. I really like how old-timey they look! Oh - and fall has finally come. The leaves are actually turning!

I feel like I could have stepped out of the pages of Little House on the Prairie! Mom called me "Schoolmarm Laura Ingalls", and Jubilee looked just like Caddie Woodlawn.

Beautiful Miriam in her wonderful blue dress!

Yes, we took a lot of pictures (much more than these), but the background was perfect.

12 comments:

thepatriot15 said...

Absolutely LOVE the pictures! How fun! If anything motivates me to start sewing, it'll be the young ladies of "Maidens of Worth"! Anna; are you wearing layers under your dress? It looks so nice and full. One of my sewing dreams was to make a plaid scottish dress with a drawstring bodice, and plenty of petticoats underneath, but....

Anna Naomi said...

I have on a petticoat and a small hoopskirt. That's what made it poof out so nicely! One of the moms in our old home church gave me a old prom dress of hers, and it came with a long hoopskirt, so I wore it. A Scottish dress would be really pretty! Maybe someday we could make some together? =)

Susan said...

The dresses turned out so nice, Anna, and I love that you changed your profile pic :). Nice choice. Thank you for sharing pictures. I always love to see sewing projects!

Miriam Rebekah said...

Good pictures, Anna. I still can't get over how pretty your dress is! The picture with your bonnet down really gives that feeling of Prairie Days.

Jessica said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the color of your dress, Anna, and it looks so nice with the petticoat and hoopskirt underneath...

Ella said...

Oh, I love the pictures. You really do look like you stepped out of Little House on the Prairie. I also love the new profile pic!

Claire said...

They turned out lovely! You look so feminine and classic. ;)

In Christ,
Claire

Elijah Lofgren said...

Rock on. Good job with the sewing. They turned out great. I give you an A+.

Anonymous said...

The dresses are just beautiful! I especially like the skirt on yours, Anna. I love to sew, too, but I haven't attempted any dresses yet. Being able to sew makes it so much easier to dress modestly, and it's so much fun!

HsKubes' Gal said...

A Frontier Day sounds like a wonderful idea!
I love the dresses. You did a wonderful job!!
Thank you for sharing your pictures. I, truly, enjoyed looking at them.

~ Ally
HomeSchool Haven of HsKubes' Gal

Angie said...

Hi, I just love your dresses. Do you have patterns, or do you just make up your dresses. By the way, I just adored Miriam's bonnet. Did she make that?
I hope you don't mind me commenting on old posts.

Anna Naomi said...

Angie, comments are fun to get, even on old posts! I haven't yet started making dresses without patterns; I'm not brave enough yet! =) For these dresses I used Butterick pattern #3992. Actually, I made the bonnet that Miriam's wearing in the picture. I made it for my Frontier Day outfit 2 years ago. This year I cut off the yellow trim I had on it, and added the white ribbon. I made it for my sister Jubilee, but since she didn't wear it much, Miriam wore it, and it went so beautifully with her outfit!