Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What She Wore to Goldfrapp Last Night

"Goldfrapp! Wha?  They're touring the U.S.?" you ask.  Well, no.  They just released their new album, "Tales of Us," yesterday and made only one U.S. appearance with the fabulous Wordless Music Orchestra last night for us pobrecitos in NYC.  They were magnificent and simply tore up the Beacon Theater.  I'm still shaking.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Beacon, it's a beautiful theater dating back to 1929.  You may have seen it on TV when the 2011 and 2012 Tony awards were broadcast from there.  Inside it's lovely with lots of gold art deco accents.

Because the venue is so fancy, I decided to DO IT UP for last night.  I wore my black Guy Laroche cocktail dress from Vogue 2899 which I made last year.

Vogue 2899 and me at the Beacon Theater

This shot below may be a little easier to see.  The definition of the gathers in the neckline and flounces are difficult to photograph without professional lighting, digo yo.

I absolutely love this dress, and it is one of the most worn items I've ever sewn.  It has been to many cocktail and dinner events, including a casual, in the costume sense, Halloween party - I just added a fancy mask.  Since it's sewn from a knit fabric (another Fabrix find that moved with me from San Francisco), it's great for travel and packs easily.
From the Vogue Patterns website

This was much easier to sew than I had imagined.  Although the little flounces on the sides look like pockets, they're just there for the ride.  I love the low back and how figure hugging this is.

Back View
I sewed this as instructed making one change to the lining.  I cut it from a matte jersey stretch knit but sewed it just un poquito smaller than the dress in the hip area, something you don't normally do with lining, but presto - a built in body shaper!

¡Hasta pronto!



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