Thursday, March 18, 2010

Back to sewing

Thank God Hans is in Europe on business right now or I may never have found out that I'm going to need an evening gown for a wedding we're to attend! Yes, an evening gown!

Hans' cousin is tying the knot this May in Germany, and while I may not be multi-lingual like some people (all of Hans' family!), I do know what cutaway means, and when I saw cutaway on the 'printed completely in German' wedding invitation I suspected this was going to be quite the formal event.

"Don't worry, just wear a nice dress." This was from Hans who wore a long sleeved (and very wrinkled) t-shirt to his brother's formal 50th birthday party in Switzerland!

Anyway, Hans took advantage of his business trip and was able to visit family, and that's when someone (probably remembering the wrinkled t-shirt fiasco) drove home the fact that this is going to be a FORMAL AFFAIR!

I (and I'm proud of myself) didn't say, "I told you so!" and went straight to JoAnn's. Normally I rely on Hans, my fashion guru, to help me with these things but like I said, he's not here. Luckily I hit the jackpot and found a cute little gay guy to help me make a choice between the final two fabrics I liked. Here's a link to the pattern and with my past track record, I think we all know it's going to be a huge failure!

Bad pictures of the fabric, but look who moved right in!

There's a distinctive border running down the edges of the fabric but I'm hoping that since I'm so short I'll be able get the skirt portion out of the middle part, and the bodice part from the deeper color edges.

Trying to see if the pattern pieces will fit was impossible.

I won't have a chance to get at this for a week or so and when I do a certain kitty is going to get locked in the bedroom.

I wanted to have some fun with this situation and wondered what people would think if we showed up with Hans wearing bib overalls minus a shirt, and I would be wearing a flour sack complete with binder twine belt.
Hans didn't think that would be a good idea.


Cyndi said...

Honestly, Laura, you should write a book. You are one of the funniest women I have ever come across! I would love to see that picture of you and Hans in your bib overalls and flour sack dress! lol

That dress pattern is gorgeous and I really like the fabric you chose. I'm sure it will turn out beautiful. One thing's for's a good think I'm not making it! It would end up looking like a handbag! :o)



Schwang said...

So funny! I love how Clorax moved right in and is dreaming of a nice formal dress for herself. Can't wait to see the progress!

laura said...

Cyndi, I probably should save myself a lot of trouble and go buy a dress right now and then make a matching purse.
Schwang, Chlorox really is a diva at heart and she loves to help me sew.