something rad this way comes

fashion, holidays, sewing

A couple of times, I mentioned to people that I was delusional for thinking I could sew a dress in time for a New Year’s Eve party tomorrow night. But I did it! It’s not 100% perfect, but I’d give it a 95% 90% for accuracy. At the very least, it looks good.

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The opening scene outfits from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, my inspiration.

I even found gorgeous red satin pumps at the last minute, AND they were on sale. With that kind of omen, who am I to give up on the dress? 😉 Unfortunately, the hours I spent sewing were hours that could have been spent straightening up the house, which was still in the throes of Gift Wrapping Explosion and generic I’m A Slob in addition to Hey, I’m Trying To Sew Here. Erin, bless her festive soul, came over for a few hours to help me sort things out and she did an AMAZING job of decorating the living room. That girl is a wiz with a spool of ribbon and a string of fairy lights. Also, she has developed a spring cleaning plan for organizing my basement with SHELVES instead of my “method” of scattering everything on the floor in vaguely organized piles. Shelves. Who’d have thought? I’m excited to get that room back as living space.

I’m also excited for tomorrow’s party. Even if the house isn’t perfect, even if I forget to serve some of the food (or if I can’t find enough serving platters/space for all the food), the best part of a party is the guest list. And, hopefully, the spendy Champagne (because the party has a Vintage Hollywood theme, and “sparkling wine” just wouldn’t do).

I think it’s safe to assume that I won’t be posting again before next midnight, so best wishes to all for a safe, festive holiday and an auspicious new year!

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