We interrupt our regularly scheduled alphabet series to jump to the letter V!I've had this VOTEVOTEVOTE ribbon for ages (yay ebay!) and whomever had it before me certainly had it for a while, so, I declared it vintage and knew that today was THE day that it needed to make a debut. I was right. I really couldn't wait another 4 years, could I?
Of course it was raining this morning as we went to take photos, but fortunately we happened to have a blue umbrella. You know me and color coordination. Clover was distraught that she didn't have red, white OR blue shoes, (she's just as obsessed) but she doesn't really have room to complain with her expanding wardrobe, now does she?
I think she was more excited about this dress than any other, especially since her sisters have been talking non-stop about the election and voting. She felt like she was a part of it all. She calls it her voting dress.
I was eeking out the last details last night of hand sewn button loops and the ribbon on the front and had it laying out for Clover when she woke up. Time to VOTE!
Not only is the ribbon vintage, but the pattern came from Ryan's mom (grateful she had it in her stash, even though she had 3 boys) and it just happened to be size 4! Even then, I added 2 inches to the hem.
The ribbon had a big black stain in the middle of the piece, so I couldn't use the entire thing, but made to look like a sash worked out nicely, reminds me of the Women Suffrage sash on Mary Poppins. :)
Women for Votes! Our daughter's daughters will adore us, as they sing in grateful chorus...I think I'm going to have to combine letters H & I to catch up, but this. This just couldn't wait.
Hooray for freedom to vote! ☑