Alles neu macht der Mai! via an Instagram conversation, she told me my fabric is called Toile de Jouy. Ever interested in learning new things, toile de jouy was immediately googled to read about this beautiful fabric at wikipedia and learn the correct pronunciation at merriam-webster dictionary. DesignSponge also wrote an article on its history you can read here.
Made size 14, view A (with no lace overlay) because that's where Melissa's measurements fell. No modifications to the pattern were made with the exception that I cut the sleeves where I ran out of fabric and they turned out perfect. Took 1/2" off center back of bodice and skirt and also sewed a 1" seam allowance at center back with the zipper application because at that point I was beginning to realize this dress would probably be mine and it was the only way I could think to alter it a little smaller at that time. For some reason I went with a regular zipper and am pleased with the topstitching.
The Peace Center for the Performing Arts to see a matinee performance of the Broadway play 'Sound of Music' with my family as part of my recent birthday celebration. Below, I'm standing in front of the Concert Hall entrance. I took along my coral Burda Jacket and wore little flat shoes because there's always lots of walking in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.
LifeStride Parigis!!! First pair of pumps that look stylish and are so comfortable to wear.