Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Red Haute Evening

Well, the next challenge is essentially over! We have submitted our interpretations for the challenge.  This week the challenge was to use New Look 6261.  We  were to use lace in our work.  Well, as always, I can never take the easy road.  The first issue I face was finding the right kind of lace.  I wanted the scalloped edge and I wanted something other than black.  Red is my favorite color, so I wanted a vibrant red lace. And since Hancocks has abandoned sewers, the options were few and far between.  But I was lucky, had a wonderful stretch lace, so I ordered it and patiently waited (after paying extra to have it shipped sooner!) 

This actually came together really easily.  The challenge was getting the fabric and committing to a look.  At the last minute, I decided I wanted the overskirt and wanted it in chiffon.  I decided this at a point where I could not have ordered it online and recieved it in time. But, fortunately, I was able to find some fabric at JoAnn's and it was a good match.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this looked when I was done.  The competitors are really good and I can only hope I make it to the next round.  The next challenge will be as interesting as any we have had so far.

Now I can only hope I find a date and a great event to wear this frock and flit about all night long!

I knew I wanted the overskirt detachable so I could wear it with out without with ease.  I decided that creating a belt and attaching the overskirt to the belt would work.

 About this belt - I purchased the buckle at Hancock's and it was the only one they had.  When I decided I was going to wear gold accessories, what was I going to do with this buckle.  As I was on my way to work, I thought I can paint it.  But I didn't want to go through the whole, buy paint, lay out paper, blah blah blah.  So, I decided I could get some nail polish and that would do the trick.  And wahlah!  It worked.  I think it was a great compliment to the red.


  1. Gorgeous dress and looks fabulous on you. Great photos too.

  2. @Sheila, thank you so much! My good friend is responsible for the photos and she will love hearing all the compliments on the photos! I agree - the photos make the dress for sure!