This was taken with a flash and accurately depicts the color of the dress. It was very easy to make and fun to alter once it was finished. I was also able to put it on over my head easily with no zipper. The belt pulls it in nicely, otherwise it hangs a bit large without it.
|I bought this fabric at the Pattern Review trip we took to NYC. One of the smallest shops where the owner talked me into this beautiful knit crepe. Very cozy for the winter and has a very nice stretch. I wish I could remember the name of the place.|
This is a close up of the back. I didn't like the way it draped in the back when I had it on. It wasn't too low so it could be worn that way but I thought it would look better closer in on the back. I manipulated it this way and that and then thought it would be fun to put my Marcasite lizard crawling up my back.
This is the dress from the back. I'm pleased with the placement of the design. I considered it and it worked the way I liked. Not drawing any attention to any particular spot.
And now about the Robbinsdale All Class Reunion...Going to a very big class has it's drawbacks ...OK I started with a negative...But when you don't see a single soul you hung out with at school, in the band, art classes or home ec you know many people didn't even come!!! My brother knew lots of people but I think it helped that he never moved from the area and still kept in touch with people. Made me rethink a bit about my life and how I have let myself get out of touch with my past. I am like a rolling stone I think...as I have gone thorough life I have met and made friends with many people but they have passed through my life rather than taken root in my life. I wonder which is better? I guess if you tend to be more of a loaner this is OK? I am richer though from all the variety of my different life friendships but still I felt a bit disappointed that I didn't make more connections there. It was fun to see Dave Rodine...who sat behind me all through HS, Pam Hennesy and Marcy Neznick. Not bad, 3 people out of over 2000 that was there.