My poor, poor, neglected blog. It's not that I haven't been sewing or having adventures, I truly have. I keep meaning to post something, it's just such a trial uploading photos and thinking of something witty to say. I really take my hat off to you gals who manage to do it so regularly.
Anyway, off with my hat and on with my curlers, for I am off to Promaballoona tomorrow night!!! The Sydney sessions of Promaballoona, that is. I sure hope there is room in the limo for moi! If there are limo points for effort in posting, I might have a chance. Having hunted for the very old photographs of my prom, I am getting no love from my scanner. Undaunted, I've taken digital photos of the prints. So, apologies, the pics are a bit lame, but all the better for not looking too hard at my dress.
I had not one, but two dates to my year 12 formal (Australian for Prom). Diamando, and Chris. Diamando is gorgeous in a dress made by her mum, Chris very handsome and ever so tall. I'm happy to say that almost 20 years later, he is still a mate.
I really can't remember many of the details of the night, and not because I had too many wines either. It's just too long ago for my poor old memory. I don't think my group had a limo. We may have caught a train.
But, I did make my dress. I vaguely remember it was a vogue designer pattern, and I'd made a complete hack job of it by the end, but it was blue and it stayed on for the night. I recently unearthed the dress while decluttering, but when I tried to find it today to take pictures wearing it, (yes it still fits, albeit as poorly as it did then) but without completely turning my bedroom, sewing room and garage upside down, I don't like my chances of getting my hands on it today.
Unfortunately, I've been too low on sewing time to make a dress for Promaballoona, so I'm grateful for the permission to just wear something from my closet (it is also blue). I'll be joined by the beautiful Laurel and the stunning TeaLou. I wish my sewing pal, the wonderful Lucinda could join us as well but I think she's at another event interstate this weekend. But I believe it's a dance, so it qualifies as joining in.
I will try try try to take loads of pics tomorrow evening and post them on Monday (which is still Sunday in LA, so I make the deadline!)