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Friday, September 19, 2008

Advance 6016 - Christmas Party Dress

Our Christmas party venue, date, time and theme has already been announced. "Fire and Ice" that's the theme. Hmmm... do I have to dress according to this theme?

Anyway, I've been starting to think about the Christmas party dress. I just downright refuse to do floor-length evening gowns, and I don't subscribe to the theory that you need to buy a sophisticated dress which has the effect of adding 20 years to your age. It's amazing how many girls or young women do this, thus losing their personal style.

So I've been looking for vintage patterns on eBay and I recently bought this one. It's Advance 6016 and looks like it's from the 1950's. I love the dress, though I'm not too mad about the knot-tied bolero. It came from the eBay seller Oak Creek Dolls and Collectibles and arrived so well-packaged that it took me several minutes to open it. It's nice to know that sellers care so much about the items that they sell.

I'm going to make a trial run of the dress (sans bolero) and I'm thinking of using this fabric that I've just purchased (also from eBay - warning, eBay is dangerous stuff). I have a little bit of a thing for bears. I imagine that behind all that cuteness and fluffiness, they're plotting something.

I don't know when I'll have time over the next few weeks to knock together a trial run of the dress, but I'll post up some pictures when I get it together. Then will come the tough problem of deciding the fabric to make the party dress.

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