first of all, i promise i did not ask my girls to pose like this. they asked if they could – how could i say no?
second, it is nearly impossible to get a decent picture of all my kids together. so these are as good as it gets. and i forgot to have silas wear his hat, which makes his costume make more sense.
the one picture we got with me in it was quite horrifying, so it didn’t make the cut for public viewing. if you aren’t from southern california, you probably have no idea what ruby’s is. its a chain of classic diners, and i worked at one for a couple years in college.
i’ve had a couple of my old uniforms tucked away in storage for years, and somewhere along the road sean was given a ruby’s manager shirt. so we went the cheap/free route and used what we had. i made the boys paper hats with the ruby’s logo i downloaded and cropped. i also made the girls’ dresses from literally cutting my old uniform in half. gracie’s was the easier one, the top half. i just had to take it in a ton and add the band at the bottom because it was too short. lily’s was a lot more work since i was making it from just the skirt part of the original uniform. but it turned out great! don’t get me wrong – i would never sell these, or even want anyone to see them up close. they are really hacked together with many unfinished seams and threads hanging all over. but they did the job they were meant to do, and i’m sure they will soon be thrashed as dress up clothes.