And if you haven't heard me talk about this fashion show, here are links to the other blogs I wrote about it. Dress form adjustment, Fitting my own dress, Inside a boned bodice
I'm friends with the costume designers at my local junior college because every year I bring them all my extra fabric and trims. My mother used to run the costume shop at the junior college where I grew up and was always working on a tight budget. They have helped me out, too, by letting me borrow lots of stuff from their huge stock of costumes when I have been costuming for some of my local community theaters.
So, when they asked me to be a part of this event, I thought it would be nice to do something with them, instead of the short visits I have when bringing in bags and boxes of fabric. Each of us were each responsible for 4 outfits made from the fabrics brought from Thailand. I had a 5th because as the announcer I needed to wear something made from the Thai fabric as well. Some of it was silk, but there were also some very interesting hand woven cottons. The dress I wore and this angled top were made from such pieces.
I saw this as a chance to challenge myself.
Actually, I'm sorry I don't have higher resolution photos. I'm supposed to get some, but I didn't want to wait any longer to write about about this.
So, I knocked myself out and hope it helped raise money.
We all use the time we have and I had a bit of extra time, so I used it. It was fun, but I was pretty wiped out at the end.
OH ... and I was hoping I would get to keep the dress I wore, and I did!