My daughter's mother in law to be is a member of the same sorority I'm in and they were hosting their annual Christmas Gala. I, of course could not pass up an opportunity to dress up (which of course means make something new to wear!). This was probably the easiest "formal" dress I have ever made and I loved the final result. I actually purchased this pattern at least two years ago and intended to make it and wear to an annual function. But, time ran out and I just wore something I had in my closet that I had ordered and never worn. The fabric was all cut out and I just put it in a bag and there it sat for two years! So, I decided this was the time to put it together. I'm certain this pattern is out of print by now.
It's Butterick 5418. I really wanted an emerald green fabric similar to the one on the pattern but I didn't find it. So I selected a dark blue rather than the traditional black. Of course, it photographs black.
And since my daughter was supposed to be an equal contributor to this blog (looking and waiting!), here is a photo of the two of us at the Gala this weekend. She also made her dress! She's a lovely girl.
So, now I'm done with the Birthday collection. On to other obsessions! My youngest has put in her request for Christmas attire, so I guess that's next up! I do love that I don't have to visit the mall or any other stores (other than fabric of course) to accomplish my shopping goals. Next item - an organza-like blouse for the younger version!