Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where Did November Go?

Has it really been a whole month since I last posted here????

November turned out to be busy. I never even started the wool crepe dress for the PR "Sewing with Wool" contest, which was a real disappointment. BUT, life was taken over by other things: my husband was in a (minor) car accident (nobody hurt, but it wrote off his car), I was called to jury duty, I made two capes for a friend (paid) out of velvet and FUR for a Christmas parade. The capes were the source of great anxiety and stress because I had all kinds of problems and made mistakes (thank goodness my friends are wonderful and they liked the final products)...

...And I hosted some of my family on Thanksgiving/the weekend. It was fun, it's just that the whole month was busy and there wasn't a lot of time for sewing with one exception. The highlight, was that my sewing friends, Michelle and Elaine, came around on November 21 and we had a fabulous time with the usual chatting and eating!

So I'm ready to pick up a project again! After the cape debacle, I decided to work on a fun project that I've been wanting to do for a while: a vintage slip made from habotai silk. I bought an ivory/champagne colored habotai from Thai Silks several months ago specifically for this project. Yesterday, I washed and ironed the silk. It came out beautifully!
I'm going to make it so that I can wear it under the silk damask Hollywood Dress that I made for my anniversary dinner (and won the PR Vintage sewing contest). Friday is my husband's work Christmas party at a local Golf Club; the attire is "Dressy" and since I don't have time to make a new dress, I thought this dress would be perfect. I still love the luxurious silk damask and the red is perfect for the holidays. It's dressy, feminine and perfectly respectable for a work event.
I love the vintage slip pattern. Didn't anybody tell the girl that you're not supposed to wear shoes when weighing yourself????

7 comments:

sarah said...

I have just had the most incredible duh moment....leftover silk from wedding dress (8 years ago)? check! Vintage slip patterns? Check! And why didn't I ever put 2 and 2 together there.....?

Probably won't get to it too soon, but thanks for the spark! And can't wait to see yours!

Trudy Callan said...

The slip will be a nice project to work on and will feel so good underneath the red damask hollywood dress that I soo love. You are going to be the prettiest woman there.

RuthieK said...

Its a beautiful dress and lovely for a Dressy party.

Brenda said...

Glad you are back. Missed you!

Karin said...

That's a beautiful dress, I didn't see it before. I can't wait to see how the slipdress will turn out!

JKW said...

Whoa, you were busy in November. I found you from PR because I love what you do. I cannot find a way to follow your blogs. Some of the older patterns that you show, I remember the originals :) Blessings, Janet

Pammie said...

Adorable dress - great job!!