Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Plum and Lavender
This is a dress I made in about an hour and a half. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love instant gratification. I was kind of making it because I wanted to wear it to an event on Saturday evening, but that didn't quite happen. I would've lost my seat if I'd stuck around to attach the bodice to the skirt! The event was a concert for the Jazz Fest weekend here at the university. It was awesome! I went partially because I love the jazz ensembles here, and partially because I wanted to support my brother, who was playing! It was really, really great. They had very impressive professional guest musicians, include this mad awesome trumpet player. My brother played in a combo (my absolute favorite--such a talented group!), and one of the songs they played was Blister In The Sun. It made my evening.
Because I hadn't finished it that night, I decided to finish it in the morning before church so I could wear it. I hauled my machine out to the lounge at 8:30 with my hair still dripping, and was dressed, pressed, and ready to go at 8:45. I love when things turn out that way.
So on campus right now, loads of people are playing this Humans vs. Zombies game. It's basically a huge game of tag, with a growing hoard of zombies who "feast" on the humans. It lasts for ten days, and we're currently ending day two. I didn't join in, mostly because I was too lazy to go look up the rules and sign up, but it's the most amusing thing to watch. Everyone who is still human is jittery and paranoid, running from class to class. All the "zombies" are hiding behind bushes and trees and around corners to jump out at people. There are frequent screams and squeals right outside my window, & I'll look out to see people being chased every now and then. So funny.
Oh yeah, so this dress. I got the rayon jersey from Joann's & I've had the stretchy lace for ages. It was ridiculously simple to put together--I forgot how much I love working with knits! It's not actually a bubble hem yet, just pinned to a slip. I wasn't sure how I wanted it so I've tried it both ways, and I think I'll make this permanent when I get a chance!
Ah, the run in my tights. This is my second pair of polkadot tights, and both have ripped so easily. Such a shame, because I adore them! Clearly it doesn't stop me from wearing them, but I wear things into the ground. (See: these boots. The soles are shredded and they slouch so much but I can't seem to stop wearing them!) Do you have worn out clothing that you just can't bear to throw away?