A few weeks ago I went to Las Vegas with Joey, who was performing at a private fundraiser there. I’d never been, so I decided to find out what all the fuss was about. If you’re a gambler, it’s definitely a foreshadow of heaven. However, I like to have something to show for my quarters, so I looked for thrift stores instead. Although I didn’t make it this round, my computer told me there were 17 stores in a 2 1/2 mile radius. The sweet sound of angels is still ringing in my ear.
Because I wanted to compliment the (very stunning!) linen sport coat he was wearing that night, I went to a fabric store before we left and purchased enough make a two piece dress. The trim came from a thrifted saree in my stash.
This skirt is one of my favorite silhouettes, easy to make and drapes beautifully, along with the top. I’ve made them countless times and never get tired of the look.
Add on some vintage clip-on earrings and some rings acquired in a clothing swap, and I was good to go.
Plus I have enough fabric to make a Better-than-Infinity scarf!
I had a ball on that trip and definitely won big, in that I have something to show for it. Heaven can wait until next time. Hope you’re getting a taste of your version of heaven these days. XXOO
Details: 2 piece rayon lycra dress: designed and made by me, silk trim: thrifted, earrings: flea market, rings: Buffalo Exchange. Finally, the backdrop: my empty-nester bedroom-turned-dressingroom extravaganza.