If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, it is probably obvious that I will take any and every chance to dress up. For the past few years, I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the Marin Symphony Gala - and it is a fabulous opportunity to go all out! Last year I made a blue brocade and satin gown for the occasion, and the year before I made my favorite Emerald Green Gown.
I usually start looking for inspiration at least a year in advance. Years ago, I lusted after this reproduction from The Vintage Pattern Lending Library. It disappeared from the site, and after numerous emails without any response, I figured I had missed out on getting a copy. Drat! It is an Advance Import pattern from the 1950s and finding an original copy would probably be impossible. But earlier this year while I was wandering around online, I noticed that it had reappeared. Whoo-hoo!
Britex Fabrics has generously sponsored this project. I will be working with an amazing silk/linen blend and some beautiful vintage buttons.
But before I even pull the fabric out of the bag, there is a lot of work to do! As always, my intention is not to be stitching last minute details the day of the event . . . I have never managed this in the past, so we shall see how it goes!
[The fabric for this project was received in exchange for my contributions as a Britex Guest Blogger.]