New Year’s Eve Dress(es)

Okay, so as I mentioned earlier, I’m sick.  And I’ve been sick for over a week.  Like the only time I change out of my pajamas is to put on another set of pajamas – that kind of sick.  The only time I ventured out of the house, in the last seven days, was to go to my friend’s New Year’s Eve party, which I just HAD to go to – I had been looking forward to this party for months and I wasn’t going to miss it.  Plus, I made those dang dresses just for the occasion, right?  So about the dresses . . .

I ended up only wearing the gold dress, without the tulle overlay, because I was too sick to finish the tulle overlay.  I did dye it however, and here it is with the appliques pinned on:

navy tulle lace ruffled party dress

I think it looks better this morning than it did when I tried working on it last week.  Maybe that means I’m recovering.  There are still things I don’t like about it though.  For instance, see all that white thread?

dyed tulle polyester thread

Yeah.  I thought I was using cotton thread, but apparently it was polyester and didn’t pick up the dye.  I totally hate that, so if I’m going to save this dress, that means taking it apart completely and sewing it back together with navy thread.  I’m not sure how I feel about that.  The other thing that bums me out is that it looks purple in the evening.  I happen to loathe the color purple.  I know lots of people love it and I’m not judging or anything, but plain ol’ purple drives me nuts.  So I may have to dye it again to make it more navy for evening lighting, because I’m obviously never going to wear this in the daytime.  We’ll see.  This project remains incomplete.

mid century 1960s style gold dress and bouffant hairWanna see how the gold dress looked?  Here I am doing my best Mars Attacks pose.  Hahaha!  This picture cracks me up – the pose is of course unintentional and it’s the only pic I have of my complete ensemble.  If you’re only going to leave the house once in seven days, you have to go all out, right?  By the way, the awesome pin on my shoulder is actually a necklace by a designer friend Abigail Glaum-Lathbury.  The girl is a GENIUS, people.  And super sweet and adorable.  You have to check out her site.  She’s about to start doing jewelry – so exciting!

1960s bouffant and makeup

Anyway, so what’s in store for 2011 on My Hands Made It?  Well, I’ll be launching my first collection of bridal gowns in just a couple of months, so I’ll have LOTS of fun wedding stuff to show you.  And my resolution this year is to start wearing turbans, so I imagine I’ll be making quite a few of those.  AND I’m still doing custom gowns and accessories, so I hope to have a lot of sweet brides to show off.  Pretty exciting year, I’ll say!

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  1. Glad your feeling better! The blue dress is so pretty! I see what you mean about the thread though :( I wonder if you were wearing white underneath if it would show as much? I hope you don’t have to redo it. I started knitting a baby blanket for my sister in Nov and I wasn’t happy with it. Hours and hours of work and I didn’t know what to do. One day I just tore it apart and started over. Being a perfectionist suck sometimes!

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