We are not the type to stay at home on New Year’s Eve. I am not the type to stay home on New Year’s Eve, MyMike would be more than happy to grab some Vietnamese cuisine and watch a movie! Actually, we tried staying in once when the girls were little. By ten pm I was mending clothes, and the kids were jumping off the ceiling, so I turned all the clocks in the house ahead, told the kids it was New Year’s, yelled Happy New Year, kissed their overtired little faces and tucked them all in bed! After that escapade I made a secret vow to myself to make sure that we do SOMETHING to ring in the New Year. We’ve run the gamut from house parties, to dances, to dinner out with friends, to a Rodeo (yes, I said a rodeo!), to a gay restaurant (complete with the funniest crossdressers I have ever seen!). This year we are going out to a 1960′s Motown Jazz Gala with a few other couples for dinner and dancing.
I’m really looking forward to it, but of course my mind wandered immediately to “What to Wear”!
I have this pattern in my collection that I really wanted to sew up anyways, and I think it will work really well. At the moment I have way too many dress-me-up dresses in my closest for my lifestyle, so introducing a top and new pair of pants will fit in well. It doesn’t read Sixties in a big way, but heck can you really go wrong with a one shouldered sequin number for the occasion?!
I am using fabric that I found at our local Fabricland.
It was originally priced at twenty-six !!!! dollars a metre, but any seasoned Fabland shopper knows that member sales come frequently. I grabbed two and a half yards at seventy-five percent off, which makes the price for this top a mere $16.25. Can’t beat that with a stick! The fabric is a beeech to photograph….It is a thinish black knit with black shiny round sequins sewn on in a random pattern. The stitching takes quite a bit of the stretch out, but I did a quick and dirty muslin, going up a size, and it looks like that will work.
Sewing that and hemming Christmas dressses for little girls will fill my Oh So Precious Evening With Nothing Scheduled tonight!
What are all of you doing for New Year’s?