That night, I was invited to a rooftop party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Artscape. There was a live Fantasia concert on the ground. There were SO MANY PEOPLE. They were expecting 350,000 people over the weekend.
Cocktails and food were on the roof and fireworks at a reasonable hour (I just can’t stay up late).
It was a GREAT time.
More importantly, Trena and I were both in the same Burda 06-2010 #123 dresses of our own making in totally differnt prints.
She went with an elegant silk jersey, and I made up this yellow and gray polyester from Philadelphia’s Jomar.
According to her, the fan fabric is just $3 a yard. So, the dress was under $10 and I have a bunch leftover.
As Trena mentions, the swayback in this is pretty significant. I took out two inches and could have taken out another 1.0 to 1.5.
This was my test run of the plaid sack dress. This first version is two inches shorter. Which is fine just as long as I don’t try to blouson it like I did the silk version.
I think this length is also a little ‘stumpier’ on me vs the plaid dress. But, the right length for a summer cocktail party with fancy people.
Overall, it was a good night. I had fun with my bestie and got to show off my town.