I've spent the last two days sewing like a mad woman on this red dress. It needs to be overnighted to Reno, NV today for the Janome Fashion Show celebrating their involvement in the Heart Truth Campaign, a campaign to increase awareness about Heart Disease amongst women. Janome contacted me last week before I left for four days in Ixtapa, Mexico (relaxing, beautiful and hot). And since I guess I didn't think my schedule was full enough (?) I agreed to make a dress. It was my version of Project Runway. However, I did start with a pattern- Vogue V8020. I altered the neckline and resized the pattern, so I feel fortunate a dress came out of it at all. I think I like it- it's like when you spend 3 hours on dinner and you're sick of it before you even sit down to eat. I made it out of Scarlet Nu-Suede which is pretty easy to work with and feels great. I pleated Medium Red Satin ribbon for the neckline and used a 3 3/4" satin ribbon for the waist with a rhinestone buckle.
The news announced last night that Hurricane Dean is predicted to hit here Tuesday. That leads to a little cleaning up around here to get inventory off the floor, etc. Hopefully, Dean will disappear somewhere in the gulf and we'll just be left with a cleaner space. Good thing the dress is getting out of here before the weather!