Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Birthday Gala Dress goes to a P-A-R-T-Y!

Me in the dress:


Me in my coat going out the door:


Scenes from the P-A-R-T-Y:


Me and my Mom


My daughter Adrienne, my friend Carol,
me, and my daughter Cristina



Carol and I during the cocktail hour


My sister's name begins with a "C" too
so instead of candles she had her initial on the cake


My brother, my sister and me


My sister in the center with my daughters


Me and my daughters

The dress held up well, though I did step on the hem at the end of the evening and pulled a thread.  But the DJ was pumping and my brother and I were hustling so it was fine!  A grand time was had by all and I was very happy with my dress!

I'm sleeping in tomorrow...and maybe, I'll sew on Sunday...maybe!  *LOL*






96 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the party. Great photos! You and your dress look lovely :)

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  2. It looks as if you all had a fine time. Your dress looked great!

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  3. Thanks for sharing.You are a very nice family.

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  4. You look wonderful! Very nice family pictures.

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  5. All I can say is WOW!!!What a beautiful family you have and it is nice to see everyone together. Thank You very much for sharing. Your mom looks MARVELOUS. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if all the women in the family made their outfits. Your dress is beautiful. And Happy Birthday to your sister.

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  6. Dress is lovely and looks great on you. You have such a beautiful family, thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed yourself.

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  7. What a line-up of beauties! Your dress looks elegant and stylish.

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  8. Fun party! Your dress looks great- you fit right in!

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  9. Beautiful dress and it fits beautifully! So much nicer than off the rack. Glad you guys partied hard!

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  10. Your dress turned out wonderful. Does this mean more formal gowns are in your future? Glad you had a great time at the party. BTW, you've got a great looking family:)

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  11. What a beautiful dress you ended up with! You all look great and looking at your smiling faces it's obvious you had a blast! Great to see some pictures of your family. You have beautiful daughters, I must say.

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  12. The dress, as I knew it would be, is totally fabulous. You look so elegant and super-sophisticated. The colour and fabric are perfect. It is so nice to see your photographs of the party - everyone was clearly having a fantastic time, and everyone looks amazingly beautiful! Family gatherings are very special - you are very blessed so be surrounded by your loved ones.

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  13. You look a-maz-ing!! That dress was perfect for you and for the event! Not to mention, what a gorgeous family you have.

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  14. Beautiful dress. Love the lace bodice and the colour (NOT black!)

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  15. Wow! Gorgeous dress, beautiful family... you are one lucky lady! Lots of blessings to count for you!!!

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  16. Beautiful Dress.
    Beautiful Family.
    Beautiful You.
    Congratulations!

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  17. Oh Carolyn, what a success! You look just stunning in your beautiful custom gown. You knocked this one out of the park. The group photos are beautiful, too. It really looks like a good time.

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  18. Wow, Carolyn. You look great, and I must say you have a beautiful family!

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  19. You all look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. You look fabulous in your beautiful dress. Thanks for sharing all the pictures of you and your beautiful family.

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  21. I don't know that I've ever seen you and your daughters all together! Congratulations on pulling off the dress!

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  22. Carolyn,
    Wow-za! You look gorgeous! It is a joy to see your beautiful, happy, extend family through your thoughts and pictures. Reading a person's blog on a regular basis makes such a strong connection. Although we have never met, I consider you a friend in my head, and it gives me a warm feeling to see how wonderful this occassion was for you all. Thank you so much for all you share.

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  23. Doncha all look so glamourous all decked out! You and your dress especially!

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  24. (the above "c" was me with a crazy computer keyboard!)

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  25. Your dress looks terrific! And most important of all, it looks like you and your family had a great time. Your sisters and mum are lovely.

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  26. Carolyn - You look stunning in that dress... And you have a beautiful family..What a happy occassion!!

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  27. LOVE. The dress, the hair, the smile, and especially the pic of you with your daughters!

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  28. Wow!!!! You did a great job and it looks fabulous on you. BTW... I have the dress that your friend Carol wore at the party. I call it the Mrs. Howell dress. It's one of my favorites!!

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  29. Conrgrats on completing an absolutely spectacular garment. You looked fabulous in it. (I really liked your hair for the event, too.)

    Your girls are beautiful. As is your sister! Glad you had a good time at the event.

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  30. What a gorgeous family of snappy dressers you all are!

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  31. Yeah, you were rockin' that dress! What a nice party. Happy birthday, CMarie's sister.

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  32. what a lovely family! You look great in your dress. So glad everyone had a good time.

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  33. Carolyn, you looked beautiful and your family is gorgeous!

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  34. Your dress looks FANTASTIC!! Absolutely gorgeous! And it looks like a wonderful time was had by all, what a lovely family.

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  35. Oh my. Your dress is as gorgeous as I thought it would be. And your mom and your girls are just gorgeous too. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful family. Glad to hear you had a good time. That dress is really special!

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  36. The dress is fantastic. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Don't you love fun, family gatherings?

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  37. Wow, you look awesome! The dress came out so stunning after all the work & worry over the zipper. :-)

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  38. You look so beautiful and happy! Your whole family is gorgeous. Fabulous photos.

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  39. What a fun night with a beautiful group of friends/family. Love your dress, and everyone's smiles. You rocked it!

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  40. The dress turned out so well! Perfect for a dressy evening with family and friends.

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  41. What can I add? You look mahvelous, and so does the rest of your family. I hope all of you had a wonderful time!!

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  42. You and your family look gorgeous!!
    Your dress is beautiful.

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  43. You and your dress are beautiful. You have a great looking family too!

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  44. Oh Carolyn! You have such a beautiful family! It does look like a good time was had my all.

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  45. You all look simply beautiful! The dress is smashing!

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  46. You look gorgeous! Lovely, lovely dress. And so many great family pictures!

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  47. You look fabulous, and so does the rest of your family! Thanks for sharing those pictures with us.

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  48. You look fantastic! The dress turned out beautifully. And your sister looked great too - what a great set of pics!

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  49. Great pictures, thanks for sharing, you have a wonderful family. The dress is perfect!

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  50. Yay! You all look beautiful. Great work on the dress; it looks fantastic on you.

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  51. You looked fabulous...but I expect nothing less of you! You have a very attractive family.

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  52. You and your family really know how to put the glitz on when it comes to party time! You look great, Caroline, and your dress looks perfectly appropriate. Great job.

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  53. Carolyn, you look beyond beautiful in your dress. And your daughters are just gorgeous! I'm so glad y'all had such a wonderful time together!

    Gail D.

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  54. You looked lovely in your Birthday Gala Dress! You have a lovely family. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

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  55. This is exactly what I love about the internet. I get to be inspired by the entire process of creation of a new garment such as this beautiful dress. But unlike the Project Runway process which ends with some model parading it, instead I get to see happy, loving people having a fabulous time while you wear that terrific garment. Carolyn, you look wonderful and the dress turned out wonderfully.

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  56. so gorgeous, everyone looks beautiful, your dress came out great, I enjoyed this post

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  57. Stunning! Thanks for sharing and happy 40th to the your sister. g

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  58. Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful family. Your dress turned out great! Look like you all had a smashing good time:)

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  59. Your dress looks beautiful! Wonderful family. Everyone looks like they had a great time!

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  60. Carolyn! What a lovely family you have!!! You all look like you had a great time! And the dress came out so well. You look fab, girl, just fab!!!

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  61. Beautiful dress, it looks great on you! Gorgeous family, and great pictures, thanks for sharing!

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  62. Pretty dress and awesome pictures of you and your family!

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  63. Carolyn, that dress is fantastic! And I LOVE the family photos too - look at you and your gorgeous girls! Looks like a brilliant time was had by all.

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  64. Your dress turned out beautifully. You must have felt quite special wearing. Looks like a wonderful night for you and your family. Making memories.

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  65. WOW! what a beautiful event with beautiful ladies. Carolyn, your dress is quite elegant and your sister's dress is beautiful. In fact everyone looked spectacularrrr.

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  66. So pretty, you look great, your daughters are lovely.

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  67. You look gorgeous. The dress came out beautiful.

    ~Sewjourner

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  68. Fabulous dress! You looks so beautiful and elegant. Gorgeous!

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  69. You look so beautiful!! You have a beautiful family, too! I was going to comment on how youthful you look to have three adult daughters, but then I looked at your mom again and now I can see you where blessed with good genes so it is to be expected ;o)

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  70. I'm just now coming up for air and reading blogs. You look BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! That dress is totally gorgeous and so are you and your family!

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  71. I love the idea of a birthday gala....I have a major milestone coming up, think I'll put out some hints. Love the dress, and the photos of the event. Thanks for sharing it all.

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  72. The whole night looks like it was a blast! Beautiful everything!

    Wow. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to your sister.

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  73. You, your dress and your family are all beautiful. What a wonderful event you had.

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  74. What a party. You looked great. Take a break and relax. Your creative ideas will soon hit you with a vengance.

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  75. You look STUNNING! you have such a beautiful family!

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  76. Beautiful photos and the dress looks fabulous on you.

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  77. Family full of beautiful women. All your girls are gorgeous. Love your dress, you look wonderful in it. Your sisters cooper dress was stunning.

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  78. What a party! Everyone looks fantastic - and seem like they're having a great time.

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  79. Gorgeous, you all look gorgeous and your dress has payed off the three long weeks of work!!! Well done!

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  80. Looks like a great time was had by all! Everyone was beautiful, you daughters and you look like sisters. Tell them to watch out momma is "fly" LOL

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  81. Fabulous! Great shots of your family, too.

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  82. I can't believe you got this whole dress started, finished and worn while I was away! Actually I can....Fantastic job on your gown, I'm sure you will be able to wear it over and over as its such a classic design. Thanks for sharing the party photos too, you all look like you had a great time!

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  83. Gorgeous lady in a gorgeous dress! I enjoyed looking at the photos of the party. Everyone looks like they are having a wonderful time.

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  84. Carolyn, I'm late with the comments (catching up on blogs). You, your family and the dress are all lovely! Good times!!

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  85. You look lovely in your dress and you have a beautiful family!

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  86. WOW...you look amazing! and so did all your family.

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  87. Thanks for posting the pics of the party. I don't have anything new to add, but I certainly agree with my fellow commentors: beautiful dress and you and your family and friends are one really good looking group! Looks like you all had fun. My best to the birthday girl!

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  88. Wow what a great looking family, those three girls are something to be proud of. And their mother looked spectacular. Appreciated your sharing.

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  89. OH MY GOD! Well Hello Beautiful. The entire family, just beautiful. Ms. Carolyn, you were a knock out in that gorgeous dress.

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  90. Gorgeous dress and beautiful family! You are truly blessed.

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  91. Gorgeous dress and beautiful family! You are truly blessed.-Bernice

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  92. What a great dress! I hope you had a wonderful time at the party.

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