draping contest, in anything but black
after madly blindstitching the hem on my little black dress, i raced out the door at 5:55 to pick up my date for the evening. carolyn looked scrumptious in black, green and pearls. as she changed from work to party shoes, i lamented my motorcycle boots. no black pumps in my closet, but whaddayagonnado. the fact that i made a black dress was earth shattering enough.
our absolute gentleman of a host
we headed to elliott berman textiles to celebrate pattern review day, and were immediately and warmly greeted with wine, goodies, and a STUNNING view of some of the most gorgeous fabric i've ever seen. although we were encouraged to roam the aisles with glass in hand, i did not trust myself (dropsies, much?).
to wit: the only runway shot i got of clio. approximately three glasses in.
although i'm a member of pattern review, i wouldn't call myself active. no, i think i fall more into the leech category. there's no other way to describe it, i suck all the information i can out of countless reviews and give zilch back. that needs fixing, though to be honest, i'm not sure what information i can provide that will actually be helpful. really, it would just make me feel better about the balance of things. no matter, i was all too thrilled to escort my girl carolyn!
draping winners nabbed beautiful 2014 yardage... and YES THAT IS YOU KNOW WHO, THE MYTHICAL SHARON!!!!
in honor of PR, i thoroughly combed reviews for a cynthia rowley pattern, and made a mashup LBD with by hand london's elisalex bodice. do i have any pictures to show you? no. will i be taking it apart this weekend? YES. dress: check. black: check. I TOOK THE WORD LITTLE WAY TOO SERIOUSLY. good god, after three glasses of vino, burgers, fries, and a salted carmel milkshake, i felt like a twinkie with too much cream filling.
hostess eugenia, mistress of the fabric guessing game: HOW CUTE ARE THESE CUTIES
my bandage of a dress was not a winner, but i did manage to snag one of the extremely generous and exceedingly beautiful prizes in the Fashion Intelligence Game portion of the evening, courtesy of elliott berman: a huge cut (maybe 6 yards? it's morning, i'm on the floor with coffee, and the tape measure is oh so far away) of jersey that feels like magic water. i know because it's draped over my lap. another reason to not get up.
thanks for the help melanie! GO PR!!!
like the leech i am, i did not snag this bag legitimately. i simply repeated (BARKED, WITHOUT SHAME) the right answer upon learning that a prizewinner could not win twice. this did not work the first time; i earned a raised eyebrow from our game hostess, and intelligentsia melanie earned an extra bag. the second time around, however, there was no refusing my brattiness. i could only hear does anyone else know the right answer? for so long. one second, to be exact. y'all i don't even remember what the question was, let alone the right answer.
hopefully, i sufficiently embarrassed my date, since SHE DIDN'T VOTE FOR ME IN THE LBD RUNWAY SHOW.
WHATEVER CAROLYN. I VOTED FOR CLAUDINE.
no, the winner of the little back dress contest wore purple. oh, you know who she is. THAT CATHY.
winners circle, style me mary in gold almost didn't even walk...
i just... i don't... i can't. that collar. those notches. i believe i greeted her with you bitch. the delicious michael, however, was met with glee, i'm not sure how peter lets him out of the house alone with a dame like cathy. WHO, BY THE WAY, WAS MY "DATE'S" CANDIDATE .
she treats me badly, she wins missoni fabric...but i just can't quit her...
what a raucous, awesome evening. thank you deepika (pictured throughout in knockout red dress) and elliott berman for a wonderful time (i'll be back at a more sober hour of the day...y'all, it is ever so pretty up there), and please do holler if you were at the shindig last night, i'd love to know where to find such lovely company online as well!