I love to play dress up. The older I get the more of a “ham” I become. Many of my costumes are used when I give programs to other chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution. A working woman’s dress for my Betsy Ross program and a Civil War Nurse’s dress for portraying a real Maine nurse who was in the war. Other costumes include a 1901 “walking dress” and a ball gown circa the American Revolution.
Luckily, folks at the nursing home love to see anything that is “out of the ordinary”. Even a blue sweater with white stars for 4th of July was a hit. So now I dress up there, too. Of course, for Halloween. But also at Thanksgiving I put a Pilgrim headband on. I also have a reindeer antlers headband.
I know someone else who likes to dress up for the children at the YMCA. So this Christmas I dug out this vintage pattern and made her a red cape via Mrs. Santa Claus. The pattern called for velour but I blinged it up with red sequin material.
And for myself for Christmas at the nursing home I made an apron with lots and lots of white eyelet (more than what is shown in this picture, I went crazy with the eyelet ruffles).
Whatever you wear and wherever you are going for Christmas….God Bless You!