But first . . .
No question/answer today, just a few comments. Thank you all for the kind words regarding my daughter's skirt. It was a simple thing to make, but made her really happy and I'm glad you like it, too!
Regarding the show in Houston, all of your encouragement really made my day. I've never entered the Houston show before. I didn't have anything that I thought would make it in the show, until now. I am excited, yet apprehensive. I really don't know what to expect or who else will be in the garment division with me. From the paper work they sent me, I know that the jury had to narrow the field from 835 to 409 entries. I'm not sure what portion of that is garments, but I know it's definitely not a large group. I'm just happy I'm actually in the show. If I get any sort of prize, I'll know by the end of September, but won't know placing until the beginning of November.
Alright, enough about that! Check out these photos, courtesy of my regular photo crew. Sorry the first one is blurry; the older member of the crew took this first set. Some of the poses are terrible as my arm obscures the entire side of the dress, but you get the idea!
Close-up of the beadwork, done and on the dress:
The earrings are true 50's/60's vintage, from my husband's aunt, the shoes are from 80's/early 90's - I know exactly when and where I bought them. I have the receipt from the earrings I bought the same day, so that I could match shoes and jewelry to a sequined gown I bought.
Just for fun, this is one my son took:
Well, it's finally done, and what did I learn from this project?
- I improved my fitting skills.
- I learned that simple is not a bad thing; less can be more.
- I've also learned not to force an embellishment that just isn't working; something will work out that is more attractive eventually.
Parting Shot: Mr. Mailman is my friend this week. He brought me a new magazine! This one is Fait Main from France, and is a gift from Isabelle. (Who got married on Saturday! Check her blog for a picture of the new couple and the dress she made for the ceremony before it is gone!)