A piece a Week – A dress for a Night out at the Museum

My whole focus this week was making a dress for a night out to the California Academy of Sciences this Friday. I found this lovely silk chiffon fabric and had to line it with a shiny cotton from Japan. It is such a beautiful combination of colours. My last couple of steps to complete this project is to hem it and hand sew in the facing which needs to be done during the day because of the best light! To accessorize I found a beaded bolero at the vintage store downtown and I have some lovely shiny jewels to compliment the colours on the dress – the complete outfit will come together Friday – yay it is very exciting to get dressed up for a night on the town! 
Silky dress with pockets
The weekend was a Deepavali (South Indian name for Diwali) party at our friends place – I did not have a sari to wear but I found this lovely sequin dress at the vintage store on Friday so what better excuse than the Festival of Light to wear many sequins! We played with lots of fireworks outside with the kiddos and ate some delicious food and enjoyed excellent conversation. 
Photobombed by Missy! 

Outside getting some firework action! 

And tomorrow the 17 November I will be teaching a How to Make an Infinity Scarf workshop at the Mountain View Library, all on the machine and this time the machines are threaded and ready to sew! The fabric was found at FabMo – they had about 4 bolts of this stretch rayon fabric so it is has the perfect drape for this project. It is a fairly easy project so I am looking forward to see how the sewing students enjoy it tomorrow night 🙂

Infinity Scarf workshop at the library

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