I had big plans to wear all my dresses this year but that didn’t happen. I blame my new job…not having vacation time, Shirley and I were not able to go to Saskatchewan for the Dickens Festival. That trip alone would have had at least 4 dresses out and about.
But lets see how well I did.
1838-40 Queen V dress. Check. That was worn at the Coco Gala.
1845 Atessa dress was worn for Halloween.
The 1860’s Silky Skies dress got put on for this photo but I can’t figure out where I wore it. I wouldn’t have put all that on for a chance to try on the apron!
Oh, wait! Good ol’ Facebook! According to Facebook I wore Silky Skies to the 7 Oaks Museum. For some reason, those photos didn’t get posted here! I will remedy that next post!
1861 Senora dress was worn to the St Boniface Museum this year.
1872 Basque in Blue was used during Coco’s Steam Punk Tea.
My 1872 Lilac dream was worn to a play (I had almost forgotten about this fun event!)
1873 Purple Polonaise went to Little Britain Church.
1880’s Half Grand Surprise Dress was used during the Circus themed social at Coco.
My 1880’s travel outfit was chosen for our annual ride on the Prairie Dog Central Train.
The 1882 Tea Gown finally got a real wearing during the Sunday breakfast with the artists at Coco. I still don’t love the gown but I no longer loath it.
My 1890’s swim suit was worn by the pool Friday night at Coco.
My 1895 Summer Ensemble made an appearance at the Steam Punk wedding.
1900 Widows Weeds got worn twice. Once by myself at a celebration and fashion show at work…
…and once by another person at the Vaughn Street Jail event last spring. (Serious nip tucking needed on the dress for this event.)
Four dresses didn’t make the cut this year: 1840’s Copper Penny, 1850’s Tea Dress, 1895 dinner gown, 1895 Walking outfit. It is probably best that I have only one dress on the docket for 2017. If I can’t get them all worn, then I have to slow down production. Or I have to part with some of them (gasp!) Trouble with that is, if I am disenchanted enough to be willing to part with one of my babies, I am disenchanted enough to feel that no one actually would want it! Then factor in size…nah. I’m just going to have to find more times to wear them or set my goal to “wear once every two years”.