Most of you know my husband is a Marine. Every year we
have to get to go to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Actually, it's pretty fun - I mean we get to go out sans kids and I don't have to cook. And the place we are going again this year happens to have a really good food (including the desserts - and oh, how I hope they make us crab cakes for the appetizers, but I digress...).
The biggest problem is the dress. I hear Ball and I think, full-length prom-like dress. For the last 5 years, I've either worn old bridesmaid dresses (one while I was 8 months pregnant!) or I've borrowed them from friends.
This year, I decided to be adventurous. OR crazy, one of the two. I decided to make my own dress. But I decided to buy a simple pattern (no darts or princess seaming).
(please notice my messy table. I'm just keeping it real. Go read Amy's excellent posts here and here. I love her writing - she always expresses in words so well what most of us are thinking and/or feeling.)
I was originally going to go with a Dupioni silk - mostly because wearing silk is amazing - but it's also wrinkly and stains easily and they didn't have a color I liked. I did however find this cool embroidered taffeta, for lack of a better word. It drapes a little softer than the old stiff stuff.
And this event is next Saturday, in November. And it's getting chilly here - so I'm going to do view C with a little more substantial sleeve. I probably ought to find a shrug to wear or something.
I'm pretty sure this won't be sew & tell for this week, but will have to be done by next week!