Or what we wore during Me Made May 2016 Day 1.
I gave a glimpse of a new dress in the ensemble picture (and also on IG).
Associations are funny.
I was making the top and skirt for a petite friend. In 1995 or 1996, I made a mint green cotton interlock dress from Kwik Sew 2452. I got the pattern and fabric from Denver Fabrics, which is now called Colorado Fabrics. (The online Denver Fabrics retailer is actually in St Louis and has nothing to do with the original Denver Fabrics except that they bought the name.)
I made the longer version of the dress. When my petite friend went on a trip to Saudi Arabia, she borrowed the mint dress, which was a maxi on her.
I bought he black/ecru dress fabric at Colorado Fabrics. Thinking of the store and the friend, I searched for the dress pattern and found it in my most excellent pattern drawers, designed for me by the son of the manager of Simplicity's pattern printing plant.
Can you think of a more perfect dress to wear for the first day of Me Made May 2016?
snow-dyed shirt at the TCM Classic Movies Festival 2016 today. Because he feels a little guilty about the cost of his festival pass, he asked me to buy myself something. OK, twist my arm.
Robert Mapplethorpe and Reigning Men exhibits at LACMA. Reigning Men was sensory overload for a textile geek, especially after I had spent so much time at the Mapplethorpe show.
We have until August 21, 2016 to examine the details on Reigning Men. I'll be back.