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Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Ball

Last evening, the weather being cold but fine, we had our Jane Austen Ball. The girls all came dressed so beautifully. They were very excited, as young ladies often are, to be together and looking so wonderful! I made 7 of the dresses seen here.

This is one of my students. She was having a wonderful time. The dress she wore is one I made for my daughter Emily, and this lovely young lady's mother bought it for her.

Above is my daughter Rachel. Below is my daughter Lindsay, in the blue dress and her friend, Elizabeth, in light green. I made both these dresses from the Simplicity pattern.

This is Elizabeth's sister Emily wearing the dress I made her for her birthday. Her mother spent 30 minutes putting up her long hair. It was beautiful!

This is a mother and daughter. The mom made their dresses and their gloves belonged to the grandmother.

They all had so much fun with their dances.

Here Emily and a friend are dancing. Emily is wearing a dress that I made, and we made it dressier with added ribbon and a beautiful cameo.

Here some of the young ladies are taking a break from dancing!

It was a delightful evening. My dear husband decided he would dance with me and the brothers of one of my students danced as well. Even my little guy, Kyle danced. In fact he was such a "dancing machine" that he wanted to dance every dance! The girls were all sweet taking turns with him. We have decided that a Spring ball is a must!


Becky K. said...

It was simply divine! Thanks so much, Deanna.
Another Ball? O.k., maybe we can start on a new dress now.

Becky K. said...

This Comment is hijacked by Chelsea:
Hi Mrs. Rabe.
I had alot of fun at the ball! I hope we can do another one...and learn more dances!


Anonymous said...

Maybe we can fly in for the next one!!!

Can you post pictures of Lindsay and Emily from the front so AuntiePeeg can see their dresses???

Or, you could e-mail it!

Alicia @ said...

Auntie Dee--it looks like it was a "ball!" haha Anyways, I loved seeing all the dresses, it looks like all the girls had a great time!!!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...


We are definately going to learn more dances!!


  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday, doing things around the house, and then we swam. Kyle and Sarah left after that...