If I were to sum up Friday night’s CASA event in three words and one sentence it would be…
Ahhh mAAAA zing!
I’m an etiquette consultant not the grammar police, so I’m going to take some creative liberty on that one.
As I promised, here are a few details from the night.
First up, my tear-free speech.
The night became much busier than I expected, so there are fewer pictures that I anticipated. It felt a little like my wedding reception, only I managed to eat–a little of everything. Lucky for me, and everyone else, I didn’t bust a seam. A busted seam, along with hanging thread is always possible when you are your own seamstress. To be on the safe side, I packed light, but a lady is always prepared.
A quick shot of the room as the dealers were getting ready.
My darling stud of an honorary co-host for the evening.
Yes, it’s true. After the party we went back to his place…
My very dear friend, CASA supporter, and my number one hanging thread watcher Liesel!
For those who asked. Here are a few close-ups of the dress. I’m so sorry there aren’t more. I meant to have a few taken but the evening got away from me.
The shoulder embellishments are from frayed edge scraps. I like how the frayed and raw edge made the flower-inspired design feel a little, well, edgy. The jewels are from one of my favorite necklaces that a darling daughter got her hands on and burst into pieces. Oh chunky, non-pearl necklace how I’ve missed you… To spice up the waist, I added some more handwork of tucking and folding (not an official sewing term) scrap fabric that went all of the way around the dress. Pictures of the dress’s “thorn in my designer side” skirt are MIA (sorry). I’m hoping you will be able to picture it if I say it was a simple A-line to the knee. I promise to be better next time. Based on the amount of money I’ve spent on fabric lately… there will be a next time.
There you have it ladies and gentleman, an amazing night for one important cause!