What ever does a girl wear to a Wild West Buffalo Feast?

As a public school teacher, I welcome ALL children into my classroom. Each child precious, each child full of wonder, each child different. But occasionally there is one who needs more help than I can give.

That’s where my personal heroes come in to save the day.

Da da ta da ta da!!!

The Grande Ronde Child Center.

Here these children and their families receive the counseling and support they need.

But even heroes need money.

So I bought tickets to their recent fundraiser-A Wild West Buffalo Burger Feast staged in the same barn where my daughter Katie got married last fall.

But what ever does a girl wear to a Wild West Buffalo Burger Feast?

Perfect opportunity for another refashion!

I started with this thrift store skirt and shirt.

Sew new side seam of skirt.

Channeling my inner cowgirl now, I’m ready for some buffalo burgers.

For me the evening at the barn was a huge success.

Could anything be better than homemade potato salad, supporting a good cause, and spending the evening with good friends in one of my favorite places on earth?

Hard to believe, but, yes, it was EVEN better than that!

After everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Ruggedly Handsome Contractor Husband the dessert auction began. Tom, Linda, Barb and Craig won the bid on this amazing turtle brownie cake for Steve.

One of his favorites!!!

But it didn’t stop there…..No. It. Didn’t.

Our sneaky friends also won the bid on a print of a Don Gray painting called Homage to JenaΒ and gave it to Steve for his birthday!Β The original hangs in the living room of Robert Sheehy. It’s a beautiful rendition of the Sheehy Barn. One of my Ruggedly Handsome Contractor Husband’s favorite projects ever!

How lucky are we to have such good friends!

How lucky are we to live in such a caring and supportive community!

We are truly blessed!

Thank you!

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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56 Responses to What ever does a girl wear to a Wild West Buffalo Feast?

  1. alicecarman says:

    Oh my goodness! You look so adorable in your new dress. oh and that brownie cake…yum! So many goodies on your blog today. Way to go! Sounded like you had a lot of fun there.

  2. cathy diacetis says:

    Wish I had known about the buffalo feed-would have loved to have gone-Your dress is great! Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:02:39 +0000 To: cadiacetis@hotmail.com

  3. Anonymous says:

    Did you get to keep the painting?

  4. Cuute! You’re so talented.

  5. mom2twinsx2 says:

    beautiful! Sounds like a perfect evening and you were perfectly outfitted πŸ™‚ I’m glad we didn’t go (this time) though since Chris finally brought home the big one yesterday! I did get to meet your ruggedly handsome contractor husband at Union Market when making an ice/junk-food run for the exhausted crew…

  6. Looking great as always, Beth!

  7. SUPER cute! And what an evening full of surprises! That was a fun post! πŸ™‚

  8. Cindy says:

    you have a great eye! I have been inspired to makeover a few things since I fouind your blog. Keep it up.

  9. Oh how I love buffalo burgers! We have them everywhere down here and passing a buffalo herd is about as common as any other herd. They are so lean and just wonderful! You looked so cute in that little dress…………and I thought the art piece was wonderful and what a big surprise!

  10. Buffalo herds are pretty far and few between up here. The burgers were delicious and a real treat! I did buy two raffle tickets for a buffalo hunt. The people who provided the buffalo burgers are sponsoring a hunt at their ranch. The drawing is on Thursday night. I’m crossing my fingers to win.

  11. I love what you did to create this dress! It is very cute and looks comfy!

    I found your blog via Refashion Co-op! I am also a refashion girl!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  12. Perfect outfit for what sounds like a perfect evening and there were winners all around!!! Wonderful, food, friends, birthday and your outfit, of course, is perfect! Glad you had a fun time and the cause sounds special…
    Thanks for such a cheery, happy and inspiring post all in one! πŸ™‚

  13. So cute, Beth. What a fun day. And I see your photographer has forgiven you for the skivvie skirt.

  14. Jennie says:

    LOVE the dress!

  15. Darleen Kurisko says:

    I gasped when I saw your “new” outfit! It’s absolutely adorable. I’m getting dressed right now to go thrifting and find some pieces to make that. I have the belt, just need the rest. I will be a loyal follower from this day forward. You rock!

  16. rosyragpatch says:

    Your dress looks great!

  17. Joen says:

    Your outfit turned out great! Love the print on the skirt.

  18. kendraalyse says:

    You are too cute.

  19. Great vision for that outfit and it looks great on you! You make it look so easy Beth!

  20. Thanks! I just hope to inspire people to try refashioning. I’m having so much fun doing this.
    Have a great week!

  21. Rural*ish says:

    Hi Beth – thanks for checking out my blog! I love this dress, it was perfect for the occasion. I haven’t sewn anything but blankets since I took a sewing class in high school, but you just might inspire me to break out & try something new!

  22. adaisygarden says:

    Wow! What a transformation on that skirt and top!! Your skills are amazing! You looked great wearing the finished product! (Love your boots, too!) Fun post!

  23. Oh, Daisy. You are so sweet. Thanks for all of the nice comments! Enjoy your weekend!

  24. Your posts, your creation inspires me to blog again after I rested for more than 2 months. Been busy with a new job. Kindest regards

  25. This refashion turned out beautifully… Love it! The boots are fabulous also…

  26. cheryl fowler says:

    I love all the things you have redone,especially the high waisted skirt attatched to the shirt.I also am a thrift store junkie,I go to our local goodwill everyday unless Im sick or out of town.I make cardigans out of pull over sweaters also,I hate pullover sweaters but I find cute sweaters to make into cardigans..

  27. Laura Lane says:

    OH, if only I found things too big for me at the thrift store! Can’t make it over very well if it’s too small.

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