Dresses, Butterflies and Desserts 11th Jun 2009
I got as far as cutting out the pattern pieces from the ridiculously thin brown paper, laying them all out nicely on my fabric, then thought, "Nah, I could make something up which is better than this". So the pa ttern and instructions were quickly shuffled to one side and an "organic" creative process began which amongst other things saw me:
- Lie down on the fabric on the floor, to check how long my body was.
- Attempt to draw around myself with chalk (Columbo style!)
- Cut around an H&M sundress from last season as a rough pattern guide.
- Tack the dress panels together whilst I was wearing them to ensure a good fit.
So ok, probably not the best lesson in dress making. My antics might have any self respecting fashionista or seamstress wincing in pain, but to be fair, it seems to have worked!
My print-tastic black and white maxi dress is all good to go and is now hanging up in my wardrobe awaiting its debut at the Trend Magazine's Life with Style Awards tonight at the swanky Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen. I said a quiet prayer to Lady Viv, Fairy Godmother of Fashion late last night to please, please let my fashion improvisation be a success.
Finally, I've whipped-up a quick batch of Business Butterflies (business cards are for people in suits). Little squares of vanilla white card, topped with a Flutterlicious butterfly in pearly pink or gold lacquer. The charmed way to give out your digits...
So, its off to the ball and I'll report back tomorrow on
- How the dress fared
- Whether there is a sparkly new award on my bookshelf
- The quality of the dessert at the Marcliffe Hotel (a very important factor at any event...I'm holding out for cheesecake)
My carriage (a Polo called Penelope) awaits.
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