I have been volunteering for the Marin Symphony Gala for the past six years. For five of those years, I have made my outfit. This has become a sort of yearly sewing tradition for me, and an opportunity to pull out all the stops!
This year, my New York trip completely distracted me.
Well, that, and after five years, I have made all of the fantsy-pants patterns I longed to make for a special occasion that I have stashed away. Usually, I start dreaming up ideas as soon as I finish the last, but that did not happen this year.
So after I got back into the sewing room, I realized there was very little time to waste.
Looking back at my previous makes, it is very clear what my favorite colors are!
So this year I am going to go for something completely different. A couple of people mentioned “gala dress” when they saw my fabric purchases from Male Pattern Boldness Day – you would think that would have reminded me . . . but thank you for the suggestion!
I am going to go for it and cut right into my New York fabric. This year I will be attending in black and red, just to shake things up, color-wise (which also happens to match the advertising for the event, so I guess it is meant to be)!
The countdown begins . . .wish me luck!