Morning all. I just realized I have not updated my event schedule! Running late, as usual . . been SUPER busy getting ready for this weekend. YES, THIS WEEKEND!
Old2New Heirlooms will have a booth at the Festival of Crafts and Gifts on Friday (17th), Saturday (18th) and Sunday (19th). It will be at the Enumclaw Expo Center (ie: King County Fairgrounds). Hours are 10-6 on Fri/Sat and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is $3, under 12 free. There will be vendors, food, live entertainment, holiday music, kids crafts, and lots fun for the whole family.
I will be demonstrating lace shaping, every hour. The Make-n-Take project is a cute snowman ornament ($3 supplies fee).
NOTE: Due to logistic issues, I will not be participating in the Pre-Black Friday Bazaar in Renton. As that will be on Saturday, you can visit both shows! he, he, he
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 NIV
Typically, as part of my decision process prior to creating a garment, I consider the initial function of the garment, colors that fit the occasion, long-term use of the garment, and any embellishments.
For this holiday dress, the fabric came first! I sometimes wander around my favorite fabric stores, looking for inspiration. Recently I found an elegant print of cream and red (almost burgundy) with a gold highlight. Isn’t it great!
I immediately fell in love with it and started visualizing the garment style that would fit. Sometimes I flip through the pattern books for that “spark”, other times I know right away what I want to make.
With this fabric I knew immediately that a simple but *flirty* dress with a large sash and bow would be fantastic. This decision necessitated a hunt for the coordinating accent fabric and this is Christmas print was a perfect match!
The ‘old-word elegance’ of the print also dictated an eyelet trim for the ruffles. Additional ruffles could be added to increase the length, if necessary.
As I wanted the sash and ruffles to be the focal point, I kept the neckline clean and added a gathered feature to the sleeves for an additional accent.
Although the sash has a definite holiday pattern, the dress could be worn on many different occasions quite easily. This dress is currently available in size 5; other sizes can be made for those family photos!
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”