Musings of a Lady

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where does the time go?

Hello my fellow bloggers, I have been away too long.  Where did the time go?  In any case, I have been trying to fit in sewing, spring cleaning and art into my days and weeks with little success.  Work is really busy right now and coming home means relaxing and trying to energize for the next day.  But I haven't been super idle.  On the spur of the moment, I switched gears and decided not to try a new pattern on my $40/yard silk crepe.  The Preservation Ball at Bimbos in San Francisco did require a new dress so I used a length of sari silk (given to me as a gift) in a beautiful orange and made a 1948'ish A-line dress with fitted bodice and floor length skirt.  Unfortunately, I only got a waist-up-shot at the event:
The ball was to celebrate the Preservation awards given out to people and organizations who preserve Art Deco history and culture.  The ball was a great deal of fun.

Here is my original sketch and fabric samples.  The rust colored fabric was my lining which gave the sheer sari a deeper hue.