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.


Rowenna said...

Tried to post last night and it didn't take...

Just wanted to say that you look stunning and that color is absolutely illuminating on you! Looks like you had a great time--and I love the design of the gown!

athene said...

You look Bee-Yoo-T-Ful, my Bee-Yoo-T-Ful Angela-Gabri-G! That orange is stunning on you. You must make more in that color. I hope there are other photos floating around on the intartubes so I can see the full effect. And as usual, you photography like a dream.

Mia said...

I'm sure you both had a wonderful time at the Ball :) You are such a talented seamstress!!!

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my blog, each one brightens my day, Ms. Angie!


Angela said...

Sorry I have not responded to all of your comments. It has been a crazy last few months at work. However, thanks for keeping up with me. Yes, the dress was fun to make up and I really like that color. I have plans for another 'red-orange' dress that is deco. So, keep a look out. Cheers.