Monday, January 22, 2007

Joy's ball gown

joy's ball gown
Originally uploaded by forestpixie.

Sewn from vintage fabric, this dancing dress is made of cotton with textured embossed polka dots. When Joy modeled this gown at a family event, my sister-in-law was delighted to recognize the fabric, and identified the yellow as a remnant from a dress her sister wore as a child, and the orange as scraps from shorts she made for her son, who is now all grown-up, when he was four. When she first saw the dress, my daughter said it reminded her of the the gorgeous colourful dresses of the Ballet Folklorico. She has always wanted a Mexican dancing dress, so Joy has spent much time dancing in this gown.

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