Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mary Kathleen Part 7 - The End

It has been months since the UFDC convention and it has all gone so quickly. I have finished the dress pictures and I have reported almost everything to you. I do have one more dealer I want to share with you and will be doing that soon. There are some final notes to take and I will share them with you, too.
As you can see from the fashion plate, I was trying my best to copy the center pink dress. The theme for the display was “Girls in White Dresses with Blue Satin Sashes”. I changed colors accordingly. Here you see my completed figure dressed in her ball gown, completely accessorized, dance card at the ready for signatures. What excitement or drama would the evening bring?
I thought she was lovely. The pieces of the evening costume packed away, in truth, probably never worn again. I am on to the next creation, a much simpler one.
I wonder sometimes about the young miss who has worn this dress. Did she meet her special someone that night? Were there tears of joy and giggling with friends? Was her heart broken instead? The only thing I can be sure of is if I had been able to wear this confection, I would have entered a ball room with my head high and all the confidence in the world. The candlelight mesmerizes me; I feel the music. A young man is asking for my hand, it is a waltz, he places his gloved hand at my waist, we sway, and swirl. I would be lost in the joy!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tutorials - Bowmaker

Kathi as been very busy with tutorials. I am so glad to include them in our blog. It is so nice to learn from someone so talented. This bow jig can be purchased from
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