Saturday, July 22, 2006

All gussied up

We went to an IBM recognition dinner on Friday night. It was a surprisingly fancy affair at the Fairmont Hotel downtown. I came away with one of the centerpieces which smells wonderful. (Dont worry - I was actually given it - rather than stole it).


It was nice to get a chance to dress up although since it was about 100 million degrees I didnt actually need to wear the capelet. This is "Big Sisters evening Cape" knitted by Christina from a Stitchcraft pattern dated in the 1950s.

I did do some sewing myself last weekend. I made a bias cut skirt, but unfortunately my inaccurate measurement (and fat tummy) make this rather an unflattering garment.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Sigh.
How nice you look.
Capelet lovely on you.

Are you sure skirt unflattering?
Trinny and Susannah recommend bias cuts for generous tummies.

I am back on weight watchers by the way - as in: counting again - just to keep me honest. I have yet to weigh in after holiday. Kid Gap shorts I bought in 1987 in Richmond still a bit tight ;o)