Re: CW ball (with wow dresses!) in Mich 2/25
- From: "Veloise" <krdunnam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 15 Jan 2006 06:06:01 -0800
Joy Hardie wrote:
> o.k. I guess my interest is reallypeaked now. Maybe I will dust off
> a pattern a make a gown for myself and we should come. If the men
> don't have outfits....what's your best suggestion for me dressing them
> so they don't look too out of place?
> Is there a website for this event?
Contact Diana via my website (the special events listing).
Various civilian gents are pictured in the backgrounds here:
You could make them vests (the gaudier, the better...plaids, home dec
prints, jacquards). I like Simp 8910. The Fashion Historian collection
has another pattern (and the guy is holding a fiddle!).
Black pants in an unobtrusive style. I see fellas in plaids or stripes,
And either a tailcoat or a formal-wear jacket that has some "swing" to
it. Will look for a picture of what I mean. And I'll post a message on
our CW discussion group.
As Kate said, white gloves. Other accessories could include
watchchain/pocket watch, hankie, colored tie. I wouldn't bother with a
hat. Plain black shoes & socks.
Simp 5023 has the correct dropped shoulder look. For formal wear,
white. I'd just find a blousy shirt at a thrift and wear that (another
reason to make the waistcoat in a style that would make my fiddle
player's look drab).
> And.... if you have cable or other....have you seen the show "Handmade
> Music"? They show craftsmen giving directions for making dulcimers
> and lot's of other instruments.
I don't watch TV!
Hope to see you and your gang there, Joy. (No Rockettes excuses this