Thursday, March 3, 2011

Evening Dress

One of the items on my to-do list was to make an evening dress. I saw a Vogue pattern V1208 and fell in love with it's simplicity. Cut on the bias with no darts, or zips, it was a cinch to make. I bought the light satin material from Fabricland on sale. The lining actually cost more than the material! Although it can't be seen in the photo, it is a beautiful teal colour. There is some spare and I am hoping to be able to make another  Pendrell blouse from it.

Luckily I didn't have to wait too long for a function to wear the dress to. Our son's annual high school dinner dance fund raiser.

The necklace is also self made. The boys bought me a book last time we were in Namibia, "Dare to Bead some More" by South African bead artist Heather Laithwaite. I had started the necklace a while ago, and then the night before the function, realized that it would be perfect with the dress!

The little evening bag is one I made from scraps last year. trying my hand at patchwork.

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