I mentioned in a previous post that wedding season has begun. My own wedding on May 2 was the first of the spring and summer, which was nice--all my weekends leading up to it could be spent sewing, not travelling for other people's events! Now, though, it's all about celebrating my friends!
My friend from college (freshman hallmates!), Caroline, was married last weekend--it was a lovely weekend in our old college town and I got see lots of friends. The reception was at her family's farm. Isn't the farm gorgeous? We all went camping here during our first semester, amid the cows. It was freeeeezing cold in the wind, we were all dying.
Onto the dress. I wore the 60s cocktail dress I blogged last week, Simplicity 6220 from 1965.
It was perfect for the occasion and I got loads of compliments.
Looking at these photographs really makes me realize how unforgiving silk shantung/dupioni is--not while sewing (it's not too hard since it is stable) but the sheen really makes every wrinkle stand out! You'll just have to trust that none of the other wedding guests asked about my fit issues! :)
Trips to campus or classmate's weddings practically mandates class rings.
See you at the next wedding! :)
ps: these photographs were taken on my college campus, which is (obviously) spectacularly beautiful. you can see my needlepoint version here!