20 years ago, I met my husband in San Francisco. We got married 15 years ago. Since then, we’ve had our girls, bought and sold houses, and experienced a lot together. Needless to say, he’s my best friend and the balance to my chaos. And, the best part, he only complains a *little* about all of my sewing pins on the floor of our shared workroom. : ) To top off his amazing-ness, the hubs grabbed up tickets to the VMFA to see the Yves St. Laurent exhibit & made dinner reservations at Amuse for our celebration. Seriously, it’s awesome.
I thought I would share a few pics of this amazing exhibit. The collection is very carefully curated, with 2 collection boards from every year from the 60’s forward. All of the collection boards have beautiful, loose sketches of the pieces and the associated fabric swatches. Can I tell you how much envy I got looking at those varied, rich, and gorgeous fabrics? A girl can dream.
There were several personalized dress forms – customized to the client’s measurements. The asthetics of the forms along the wall was pleasing – I found them to be very calming and beautiful all on their own.
And, just so you remember, this is a sewing blog. Here’s my outfit on display! The dress is Cynthia Rowley – Simplicity 8264. As I said in my last post, I’ve been sewing in pairs lately. This is one of two dresses I have made from this pattern. The fabric is Nicole Miller that I purchased from JoAnns. The dress is super simple – a very quick make. This was the first dress made from the pattern and it was a little big in the shoulders. In my next make, I made the necessary adjustments and the fit is better. Plus, I didn’t lob off too much on the length! This is DEFINITELY a micro-mini. I wear it with leggings to work, but since this was a night out, I threw caution to the wind!