Thursday, February 03, 2011

Another Year Older...


It is my birthday today! And what a day it's going to be...a full day at work and then a three-hour class on Medieval Art & Architecture. Do I know how to party or what?

No, I am not wearing my Colette Oolong dress today but the goal is for tomorrow! I finished the lining hem a day ago and am attempting the dress hem tonight. However, because the dress is bias there was a lot of distortion and the front of the dress is a full 1 1/2 inches longer than the back!

My obstacle is that I don't have a dress form or someone to mark the hem for me. I had planned on buying one of these but it won't help me tonight. I think I will do a little creative cutting and put in a temporary basted hem just so I can wear it now and of course photograph it. I will be a bit dressed up for casual Friday but that's the way I roll!

I know this dress has taken a long time to finish (start date: October 2009!) and its completion has missed a lot of my self-imposed deadlines, but it WILL make this one. In addition to being finished on my birthday I had also proposed that it be finished in time for Chinese Lunar New Year, since I had missed two New Years opportunities. Luckily, it will and it might also help that the dress is red, which I heard stands for prosperity.

Come on, prosperity!

By the way, a floral delivery place just called and they have a delivery for me! I have no idea who it could be from but my day just got 50% better.

9 comments:

Tasia said...

Happy birthday! Yay flower delivery! Hope you have a fantastic day :)

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday! Have lots of fun!

Omega said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Kyle said...

Happy birthday!! Yeah for your dress AND for the flowers!!

aramblingfancy said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMvufEegrzg

Audrey said...

Happy Birthday a day late. I hope you had a absolutely wonderful day. I am looking forward to seeing the Oolong dress.

Julia said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

ATG said...

Yay for unexpected flowers!
Did you finish the dress?

the fabled needle (jen) said...

i hope you had a fan-tabulous birthday!