Showing posts from May, 2015

Aviation Day {2015}

Saturday was Aviation Day at Paine Field, which I mentioned in my last post. My family and I have been volunteering for the Historic Flight Foundation (HFF) for the past 5 or so years. I'm in no means an airplane person but I always like helping out.

I'll be writing up a separate post about what I wore and the making of my new blouse, but for now here's some pictures of the event.
The weather was, as always, cold. But this year it didn't rain, which was nice, and it wasn't too windy. We started out working on the East side representing HFF and around 1 we packed up and headed back over to the West side where HFF is.
The "Kings of Swing" were there and they're a really good group that does... wait for it... swing music! They play at a lot of the events at HFF, which is awesome having live swing music. A couple of us did a little dancing throughout the day, which is always fun. I only know the basics for both East Coast and West Coast swing, but I alway…

Trouser Tops

This weekend is Aviation Day which means a day full of vintage aircraft, hanging out in a 1949 DC-3 and dressing up in vintage clothes. Every year my family volunteers at Aviation Day at the Pain Field Airport, and even though I really don't have much of an interest in planes, it's still one of my favorite things.

I'll be a docent for the Historic Flight Foundation's DC-3, which has been painted up as a 1949 Pan Am plane. Last year I made a pair of 1940's trousers a top for with them and to change things up a bit I've decided to make another top.

Here's some of my inspiration. I don't know what the style is actually called other than a button up blouse, but I wanted something simple, with short sleeves and a collar.

After doing a bit of research I was finally able to find a pattern for the style of top that I wanted. Sense & Sensibility Patterns Romantic Era Blouse pattern works perfect for a 1940's top if you give it short sleeves.

Since I only…

Phantom Friday

Last Friday I got to see my favorite musical live for the first time. The Phantom of the Opera. We've had it booked for months and I'd been counting down the days, along with our friends who were also going with us.

Before we went, more like right after we booked our tickets, I started doing some research on the US tour to get an idea of how it compared to the Broadway version. The reviews I read were not the best so I was a little worried I would be let down, especially after watching the 25th Anniversary over a dozen times.

But let me tell you, I was not disappointed in the least! Okay, I was a little disappointed that the mirror bride wasn't in it, but hey. The cast, the sets, the props were all phenomenal!

A couple hours before the show we got to go to Behind the Mask, which was a Q&A with a couple of actors and the manager of the show. It was really neat to get to learn more about how the show worked and get to hear from some of the actors who weren't the main…

May the Fourth be with You!

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Saturday we had our annual May the Fourth be with You party. We ended up having it on May 2nd since this year May the 4th is on a Monday. Our group was much larger this year because we ended up inviting three families. Oh, and the weather was awesome, unlike last year!

The party included dressing up (for those of us who wanted to), Star Wars music playing all day, a ton of food, lots of laughing, a fire pit, and a giant game of capture the flag at night. It was pretty epic.

Warning: Lot's of pictures ahead!
All pictures are courtesy of my sister Sereina.

My friend Max made this awesome edit for me.

Please ignore the safety pin on my vest. We were playing the name game I forgot to take it off for the pictures.

Mike, reflecting for us.

Me trying to look epic but failing miserably.

Elie came as Endor Leia, and her costume was awesome! Her gun/blaster was particularly cool.

Daniel borrowed my old Jedi Robe from years ago and came as a Jawa. He kept tryin…