Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peacock Blue Promenade

"Peacock blue? Do you have anything peacock blue?" On the heels of my Mother of the Groom dress dilemma and being asked to make a bridal veil, I have been asked to make a teen's prom vest. I pulled from my stash, what might work - a cut up saphire and black brocade - another, silver and blue with turquoise and a bolt of black satin. The saphire was a 1980 something bodice, which got no further than tailor tacks. Could I finagle a way to salvage it? The silver was a unanimous "NYET" - too sparkly - too Queen Elizabeth. A day later a delicious little swatch of silky material showed up - a glowing greeny blue - this would have been Cleopatra's eye colour - with burnished soft green on the wrong side. Gorgeous. GG is now moaning that Decadent Housewife has to go off to the fabric store once again. I measured the teen this morning, "Put the toast down, Buff, and quit puffing out your chest."

2 comments:

Flip Flop Floozie said...

How talented you are!! Wow!! I used to do things like that back in my 30's when i was young and thought i could do almost anything..Now I know better..smile!!
I am so glad that the gardenia made your day..come over..soon I will have a bunch of them..What a fragrance..Sandy

Mental P Mama said...

I cannot wait to see this! I love that fabric....