Ladies (and gents if you’re interested)
I need a little help. It just happens that I may be attending a very fancy-pants, bust out your shiniest and most expensive black-bow-tie type of ball in just about a month. Last time I attended a function with these same folks, I showed up wearing jeans and my red pumps while everyone else sported dresses and suit coats. I’m surprised I was not thrown out!
So here is where you come in. If you know of a great resource for finding sewing patterns or pattern reviews (yes, I’ve already checked Vogue…see below), please comment below. If you are my friend (sorry, no strangers here) and want to babysit while I sew, please comment below. If you are my friend and think I’m crazy for making my dress, please comment below. (please be aware that I may not heed your advice. unless it is really persuasive.) If you know of a great place online or locally to find a beautiful evening gown for an even better price, yes, please comment below.
So far, here is what I have found.
The dress I really like and may need to be talked out of making. It’s a little low cut for my taste, and I’m not sure I’m ready to include alterations in my formal dress sewing repertoire. Vogue Pattern 1030 (V1030)
The one I also kind of sort of like and would probably be easier to make. I like the back and the gathering at the waist but am wondering if it’s a little too…two years ago. Is it? Vogue Pattern 8556 (V8556)
And then, there is THIS ONE. The one? The vintage 1960s Simplicity 8497. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? It is beautiful but I could easily see myself running to my mommy crying(I love you, Mom!), and that’s tough to do when we live 2,000 miles apart. But it really is beautiful, isn’t it? (the big gold one in the picture)
Soooooo what do you think?
Please do comment and offer any help you can give! My wallet and sanity both thank you in advance!