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this little vintage number was part of the surprise ending that meg, debi, mena and i trotted drunkenly off to at the end of the big NY meetup. the very stiff lace is underlined in a turquoise/teal linen from baltimore's own gus woolens. (oh, baltimore.) and the bodice is lined in teal silk. cause i really hate matching.
thaaaaat's RIGHT. lace, linen, and silk. smell me.
i got all crafty and used the scalloped edge as my hemline, and really planned it out so the sides would match perfectly. they did. until i had to take it in two inches at the seams and totally fukat'ed it. so i sliced off scallops till it matched. i may have mentioned this to gertie in our sewing class. it was one of the many times i earned a raised eyebrow. her eyebrows are fabulous.
hey booooootaaaay! i wish i would have ironed the vent. ah well. the back didn't originally scoop down this far. i dove about 3 inches deeper than the pattern (mccalls, 7827). this made the straps fly out, so i threw some darts in there, you can see them if you look quite closely...
don't squint, you'll hurt your eyes! here you go. i'll tell you what, when the darts worked, you would've thought i'd just seen my face on the cover of vogue . i was all I ROCK MY WORLD. i even had an invisible zip in the stash that matched perfectly. (black is another story. i had to make a special trip downtown to get a black zip. i might have a problem.)
the palette for the evening was teal and red, and my partners in crime pulled it off beautifully for a special edition of oona does it! (see their fabulousness here). i had a thin burgundy belt, and meant to wear these plaid shoes (debi drooled a little), but after our day on the town the height was staggering...
oh, do you like them? i got them at daffy's. for five dollars.
suck it, beangirl.