At the Ball!!!

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This lovely lady invited us to the Riverside Dickens Ball. We had a very good time, and I got my dress finished (barely!). It’s not truly finished if you aren’t sewing on the way to the event, right? All I had left was adding the rosettes to the bodice and some lace (I think).

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Fortunately I didn’t have to make all three dresses! Anne had her own, and I found one at work that would work for Gretchen (above, on the left). Gretchen and I have been best friends for over 25 years…gasp! Am I that old? And as it gets harder to spend time together due to school/kid/work schedules, we jumped at the opportunity to dress up and go play! We haven’t had done a photo shoot in ages, and the building was too cool to not take pictures. We got a little carried away, so enjoy the show 😉

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 Mary Riley made the dress Gretchen is wearing. I believe it’s 1870’s, not 1860’s, but we added another skirt underneath to that it would be long enough for a hoop.

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We loved the way the light was coming out of this doorway. Then we saw stairs….and we ventured up….

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And at the top…sang a little opera!

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Inside we found an empty dining room…

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And had a little fun!

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Feeling wistful on the way back out….

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At the bottom of the stairs…on to the next adventure!

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The highlight for Gretchen was meeting Dr. Who! Denver made a great Dr. Who. He had the screwdriver and everything 🙂

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Can’t leave out the hair! Gretchen made the leftover rosettes into pins for me to wear in my hair. They ended up being used by my daughter in her uncles wedding as well!

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 The lovely Anne had her hair done. They did a lovely job! We were all a bit jealous…

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We had a great time, after all, you are never too old to play dress up with your best friend!

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