(image from vintagepatterns.wikia.com)
Before you go to the opera you've got to figure out the dress. So we pulled this pattern back on a snow day, and found some gorgeous fabric in the stash. I think it's a silk-wool blend that I was given by a draperer's daughter. It has an unbelievable crispness, heft, and gloss to it, and makes a phenomenal glowing frock. Especially on Bella.
A great pattern--so straightforward and flattering. The built-in neckline tie allows for some creativity. Will I pin it, tie it, or drape it with pearls?
We didn't take a china bird or a bouquet to the opera.
But the little thrifted purse, yes.
And the tall leather boots.