Troops 120 and 107 modeled Girl Scouts uniforms from the last 80 years.
The much anticipated spring event finally arrived today, the Girl Scout Fashion Show. Paige and Lindy were very excited. Paige was a little nervous about having to walk in front of people and show off her outfit but she ended up having a great time and if she was nervous she didn't show it! The girls were to invite their moms and anyone else that was special to them. Our guests enjoyed some Girl Scout history along with desserts, punch, and chatting with the girls. It was a very special afternoon for everyone.
Half the fun was choosing which uniform would fit each girl. There was a wide assortment of sizes so there was something that fit everyone.
Paige is ready for this show to start!
My helpers! Paige and Lindy have to work hard being the leaders daughters. They set up the chairs, the dessert table, and this was after cleaning yesterday.
Our show began with Alexa modeling the first Girl Scout uniform from 1928-1939. These were handmade so there were some slight variations to each one. The Girl Scouts were so excited to have a uniform I don't think they minded sewing it themselves, they probably earned a patch for it.
Claire is wearing the first ever Brownie uniform from 1936. This resembles the "elf" style that the Brownies were modeled after. It comes complete with a little elf hat but I think that became too cute for Claire by the end of the show!
Paige is wearing the 1962-1967 Brownie uniform. She had a beanie hat also but didn't want to wear it but trust me she looked adorable with it on. Her uniform is a one piece dress complete with a belt and tangerine tie!
Mackenzie is sporting the Intermediate Girl Scout Uniform form 1943-1946. Due to the metal shortage of WWII the uniform buttoned up the entire front instead of zipping. The amount of neckerchief fabric was considered "excessive" due to the war so it was redesigned to make a straight tie.
Laura's older sister Samantha helped us model and thank goodness she did we had extra uniforms and she was able to try 2 on.
Samantha (on the left) wore a 1971 to 1980 Senior Girl Scout uniform dress. The hat made a change this year to beret style.
Laura is wearing an Intermediate uniform from 1960. The yellow snap tie was introduced along with the wool beret.
Welcome to the 70's! Mary is wearing the Junior Girl Scout jumper and blouse from 1973. Girls then had the choice of the jumper or wearing the blouse with pants. And yes they were also a cotton polyester blend!
Unfortunately this picture does not show the skirt but it is a dark green to match the tie and was a straight short skirt. There is a little pocket with an embroidered GS that was to hide a coin pocket. Those Girl Scouts are always prepared! The hat had a fluted ribbon which was to indicate that she was of a new Girl Scout level.
This was one of my personal favorites. AnnMarie is wearing the 1963 Senior Girl Scout uniform which was very similar to an airline stewardess. The skirt was a little shorter and straight and the top was a jacket style with gathering in the back for a fitted look. The hat is so sharp!
When I told Adrienne this uniform was from 1980 she grabbed it and ran to change. This was for the Cadette and Senior Scouts so that they could wear it for a longer period of time. The blouse and tie changed with the level but the green straight skirt stayed the same. The plaid changed from blue to green depending on the level. Girls could wear the skirt or pants in the spring green. This is the first uniform to not have a hat, showing the changing style trends.
As the girls finished their walk on the runway they watched the show from the loft.
Some group shots at the end for our final walk. Lyza is modeling the Daisy smock that was worn by our troop 2 years ago as Daisies. Erin was supposed to walk with Lyza in the other smock but her older friends (Cassie and Shaina) were over to watch and she could not bear to be separated from them.
More models looking cute!
Amelia helped out her big sisters troop by modeling a Brownie vest of a fellow homeschooler. This vest shows many Brownie Try its, in fact the owner of this vest ran out of room! She earned all 57 try its. I counted 42 on the vest and I am not sure where else she could put them! The back is filled with fun patches from all of the extra activities she did with her troop.
Lily and Liz look like professional Girl Scouts.
Lindy, Adrienne, and Mackenzie relax after the show. The younger Brownie troop really enjoyed having some older Junior Girl Scouts over to hang out with.