I found a costume! Grandpa had an old dress that belonged to his grandmother. It looks to be from around the 1910’s. It is so pretty and very, very old. It’s a blue silky fabric with an almost sheer, white, silky fabric, printed with elegant blue flowers, overlaying the bodice. It also has some lovely beaded trim around the neckline and down the bodice. Grandpa showed me an old black and white photo of Great-Grandma in the dress. She looks a bit like me.
It is so old that I am terrified I will ruin it or the seams will rip and it will fall off so there is no way I am wearing it. However, Grandma is a sewing wiz and she made me a similar dress that I can wear! It doesn’t have all the intricate beading work, but it is so pretty, and lighter than the original dress.
Mom is going to put my hair up to go with it. I’m so excited!