The Alt Summit event for work had a dress code of “green cocktail attire.” I was going a little crazy thinking of what to wear when my mom said, “Didn’t you make a green brocade dress a long time ago?” As moms tend to be, she was right:
I made this pre-blog (!) in either 2004 or 2005. It was for my roommate’s black tie Winter Solstice party and I made him a matching cummerbund and bow tie. (I wish I had pictures of the two of us.) It was a Vogue pattern and I remember Mom had to help me engineer a lining. It was one of my first major projects and seemed to take a long time–this was back when I sewed at the parents’ house on weekends because I didn’t have my own sewing machine (!!). I think I kept the dress all this time for that reason, and because you’ll obviously never know when you need green cocktail attire in the future.