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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Irish Network gala

Since we're still pretending to be Irish, we're still members of the Irish Network New Orleans. We originally joined because one of David's friends started the organization and we felt that they could use the support. But now it's grown to a huge, successful group, so maybe we should quite lying about our heritage and get out of there.*
For now, we're still hanging out with the Irish, and they certainly can put on a ball. They always have Irish dancing, several bands, open bar, and delicious food, this time catered by several of the Dicky Brennan restaurants.


And of course, this was a chance for me to make a dress. I designed this one months ago, but I really wanted a bright, vibrant yellow fabric. I never could find the right color, but I settled on this yellow shantung silk. It washed out some in the photos; it's slightly brighter than it looks but not as saturated as I would have liked.

The back is all lace.
For those who care, the bodice is constructed with a built-in bra so that I didn't have to deal with a backless bra, because those are the worst.
I ended up finishing the hem right before we left, because I was kind of last-minute with this one, and I measured it an inch too long, meaning I had to wear painfully high heels all night (with no place to sit down), but other than that the evening was fun and my dress a success!

*Actually, David is some minuscule shred Irish. I am not at all; in fact, my father's side has some Scotch blood, but I would never breath a word about it at these events.

13 comments:

  1. Wow you are a Jill of all trades! I just started tinkering around with a sewing machine last year. I can just hem pants for now. I think we have a lot in common Gracie. Buttercup Yellow is one of my favorite colors too.

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  2. I'm so impressed you made that dress! It's lovely!

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  3. That's a lovely dress! So talented. Dresses with built-in bras are the best, particularly if they're customised to you.

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  4. Pretty! Also, yeah, in the first picture, I was like, WOW, I didn't know you were that tall!

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  5. Nicely done with the dress. You look lovely in it - even if your feet hurt.

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  6. As I've mentioned before, if Michael and I ever meet the two of you, I'm sure I will not be surprised to find that you are actually 6'-4" tall. And yes, very impressive that you assembled the dress yourself, you look lovely as always.

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  7. Fun! You are so talented - I love the combo of the yellow and black!

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  8. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

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    1. That's so hilarious that I'll leave it up.

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    2. That guy can't be serious, if so why would he feel the need to troll a blog written by an American woman? To bad he's too chicken to put his name and face to the blog.

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    3. I like how he thinks I care that he is boycotting American women. Go for it, dude, get you some lovely European lady.

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  9. YOU MADE THAT GORGEOUS DRESS? So impressed! And you look beautiful!

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