Friday, June 12, 2009

All in a Days Work


The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming!

And in full costume, too! With the search for Redcoats coming up dry (MANY thanks to each of you who sent ideas and sugguestions!!), we found bulk red fabric at a price we couldn't pass up -- and wonderful navy fabric on the Walmart sale rack. So...after placing an order for 300+ gold buttons and inviting our local sewing crew to join us for a day of sewing, we dug in for one very big sewing day!
Eleven redcoats all cut and ready for assembly!


Our smiling, diligent, sweet friends.
(Thank you all SO much for your many hours of work and fun conversaton!!)


Ironing


The younger children had all sorts of adventures during the day -- including painting props and decorations for our upcoming Prairie Bible Camp. Such helpers!

Fun details!

And after 14 hours of sewing, all eleven costumes are hanging in our closet ready for the final fitting and the addition of 333 buttons -- Hurray!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I don't know what else to say. You all make a great team and set such a great example of cooperation and godliness. Blessings.
Marie in NC

P.S. If you have a trip planned out this way anytime soon, please let me know.

~Desiree~ said...

Looks great!! I hope that this will be a blessing:)

Melissa said...

I love the costumes!!!

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Great work, Wissmanns. If we were not planning to be in NY with my family we would certainly want to come and see this production.

May God use this work to His honor and glory!!

Blessings,
Becky for the Bontrager Family

Coeur d'Court said...

Missed Bethany in all those pics. (just had to say it. ;))

Great pics of a truly fun day!

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

You all are so AMAZING!! Thank you so much for letting me get in on the fun! What great memories, and fun times!!! Love you, all!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! That is so cool! Where'd you get the pattern?

Sisters of Grace said...

Wow!! You guys are doing a great job.

Emily

Julie said...

You all are an AMAZING team! Great work!

Looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished "product".

333 gold buttons. WHEW!

Kenna said...

333 BUTTONS!!!!!!!!!! WOW! That's a lot of buttons. You guys will never want to sew another button again. :)

sarah m said...

Nice lookin' British coats you have there! Isn't it so rewarding to have (and wear!) the finished product?! Great job you guys! :)

FiveGreers said...

Fantastic! Wonderful! Yay!

Glad you found the Redcoat costumes Rachel! Where did you find the pattern? Was that red felt? They look great- good job everyone!

Wish I was there to help. It just looks like such fun, and hard work too, but that's part of the fun!

Blessings to you guys and girls in your musical adventure!

Anna B. said...

YAY!!!! They look SO cool!! You guys are doing a great job!! Wish I could be there to help you!! Love you all SO much!!! Missing you! See ya soon: )

AJ said...

Wow! Great job guys! You must have had your hands full. Praise the Lord that he provided all the means by which you could do this program!! :D