Instead of focusing on the dress (which is what I should be doing), I whipped up a little brooch.
This year’s theme is From Russia with Love, and other than a bit of beading, my outfit is not exactly Bond Girl appropriate.
But . . . I have quite a few peacock feathers from last year’s gala, and I thought they would be the perfect way to “Bond”-ify my outfit.
And tucked away in a box was a hank of peacock colored beads – it really is amazing how much they look like the real thing! I stitched the three feathers together and onto a bit of felt. The beads were then stitched to the felt.
There are plans for a hat which is in the works, but I am not sure if it will get finished in time! Less than a week to go!
[Britex has generously provided the fabric and sewing supplies for a dress I will be wearing to a formal event in October. I will be sharing some of the steps and construction techniques with you as I work on this project over the next couple of months.]