This year she went vintage after falling in love with a vintage sailor dress pattern I found at a garage sale. She found vintage sailor buttons on Etsy and they came from an old mill in New Jersey, then we also found a vintage belt buckle kit to make an honest to goodness vintage style belt! We tried for vintage shoes, but people seemed to have had MUCH smaller feet in the 1950's! So she went with what she had. Judging was last night (Tues.) and we don't find out the county fair results until Friday night the 22nd...it's a long wait! Here's this year's dress:
In the sewing process of this dress we learned quite a lot about the history of sailor dresses, it really is quite interesting. It seems it all began with a little prince in a tiny sailor suit....who knows where it will go in the future?!