Here’s some snazziness! Or is it just craziness? I tried to cheer myself up by making a dress that has sparkles AND lace AND contrasting pockets. My hat is my latest aquisition from the feria at Parque Centenario, trimmed with Chilean nationalist ribbon from my last fiestas patrias.
Thanks to Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis, I have always wanted a straw boater of my very own – and now I have one. I’ll have to practice my moves quite a bit before Judy needs to worry about me moving in on her patch.
The lace and contrast pockets were caused by a slight miscalculation of fabric yardage but… invention is the daughter of cockups, as they say. The cotton/tinfoil fabric was bought (then discarded) for an Egypt-inspired college project at the end of last year.
I over-optimistically hoped for contrasting stripes on the yoke, but had to go for the (slightly shinier) reverse of the fabric in the end. I think it looks better this way. Except for the sweat patches, ignore them. It is CRAZY HOT in Buenos Aires. Anyone got a swimming pool? I would settle for a paddling pool. Or even a bath with ice in it.
The starry bag is from the V&A museum’s (now closed) Hollywood exhibition, which I visited when I was in London over Christmas. It was fabulous and I can say now that meeting your (dress) heroes is not always a bad thing. More on that later!
And… Happy Valentine’s day! I made my valentine the café au lait tart from Desserts for Breakfast, using dulce de leche for the milk jam (is it the same thing?) and fresh cherries instead of blueberry jam. We both feel seriously unwellingtons now. Ahhh, love and ganache – a match made in heaving.