Monday, 26 July 2010

First day of Summer break....and some dressmaking...sort of...

Today we went over to Benningbrough Hall and Gardens. It was lovely to walk through the gardens and tour the house. After a bit to eat the girls got to go design a costume that they created using inspiration from the period costumes shown there. They had to draw a design first then make the costume from paper, and other items available in the room. Tape and stick glue were the only things to use to hold the pieces together. Belle decided to do a dress. Here are the girls with their designs and finished products. Belles is the blue/red dress. Didn't they do a fab job? If you want to see more about the costumes go to Belles Blog.

Belle's friend Alexandra did a hat to go with the dress and they both got photographed for the yorkshire press tomorrow. Here is a pic of the photographer setting up the shot. i loved how they were using a big frame to shoot through.


The girls had a great time all day with so mcuh to see and do. There was a beautiful teapot made from clay tiles and mini teapots some children had made..

There was also dressing up...
and having some art made from your picture...

and yes there were lovely gardens to walk through...
So now after that lovely inspiring day I am going to now head off to my craft room to do a bit of crafting. Have a lovely evening. Angela

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Looks like a dreamy time for the girls in their costumes.
Sounds like a fun place, bet you are tired after all that fun?

Poppet said...

It looks like a great day was had by all Angela. The dresses & hat look fab. :-) xx

Lynne said...

Everyone looks to be having a ball, fabulous outfits. Lynne x