I’ve mentioned my Uncle Bob in past posts. He’s my Maternal Grandmother’s brother. He’s lived with my Nanny & Papaw since he was about 15, so even though he’s my great uncle he’s really more like a 3rd grandpa. When I was a kid, we’d always get together with that side of the family on Christmas Eve. Uncle Bob dressed up as Santa Clause and we’d open presents, eat a crap ton of food, and just have a great time hanging out with each other. I almost looked forward to that more than Christmas Day 🙂
Today, we still celebrate our Christmas Eve like this. In my family, though, it’s affectionately referred to as “Santa Bob Day.”
He decided to leave his Santa suit at home this year. Believe me though, he still has it hanging up in his closet 🙂
For this year’s observance of Santa Bob Day, I thought it only befitting to pay tribute to Nanny. She is the “matriarch” of Santa Bob, after all.
Does this look familiar? I made a blouse (then a pillow, and then a stocking) out of the skirt mistakenly thinking this suit belong to my mom. It was never my mom’s outfit!!! It was Nanny’s. I felt horrible for butchering Nanny’s skirt without permission!
Thankfully, I left the blazer in tact. And, more thankfully, mom didn’t disown me for ruining her mother’s skirt!
To update this blazer without completely changing it, I simply raised the hem on the sleeves.
There’s nothing particularly special about shortening anything; however, I did something a little inventive here, I think 🙂 The wrong side of the fabric is really awesome. I wanted to showcase that. Instead of folding the material under like you’re “supposed” to, I folded it the opposite way so you could see the wrong side of the material.
Pin and sew. No big whoop.
Nanny is a little too ill to venture outside anymore, so she was unable to attend the festivities. It might sound silly, but I feel close to her when I’m wearing her clothes and/or jewelry I “borrow” from her or my mom 🙂
Nanny was super classy. All the old pictures I saw of her reminded me of a film noir movie star. Papaw was pretty studly too 😉
She was there with us in spirit 🙂
The great grandkids got to open one gift from Santa Bob
I haven’t done an actual “refashion” in a while. It felt pretty good. It felt even better to channel Nanny’s awesomeness for Santa Bob Day 2014.