my thinking on the Black Tie gala I'm attending at MoMA. Your message was loud and clear: choose sleek and sophisticated rather than poufy ballgown. I love the idea of doing something floor length, but slim. I was pondering vintage patterns on Etsy, when I came across the stunner pictured above. It's a 1950s McCalls pattern designed by Pauline Trigere, whose work I've often admired. I fell in love with this design: I love the flared-back skirt, the bodice interest, and the unusual combination of a boatneck with a strapped back. So, of course, this pattern is on its way to me. How could I resist? I'm definitely looking forward to diving into it.
The pattern has a photographic envelope front, which was a rarity in the time period. Hello, Betty Draper!
Have any of you tried ombre dyeing? There's a good article on it at Dharma Trading, which also carries tons of dyeing supplies.
As always, I look forward to your thoughts!