Kate Spade inspiration top
I'm not sure how the inspiration shirt fabric is attached to the the front. I did handstitching which is visible on this soft knit. If that bothers me too much I might go and some beads in those areas for some bling later.... but most likely I'll wear it as is.
My knit is a very soft cotton poly blend from Fabric Mart which was probably destined to be a nightgown or perhaps a robe. But I loved the shell pink color and thought it would be appropriate for this ruffle look. It is a little clingy for a knit top but so very comfy.
|Auditioning the bow and streamers on the dressform|
Martingale dog collar inspiration:
Last week was also a week of culture in our house. We saw this wonderful play at the Olney Theater. I don't have a musical bone in my body (but I am a great audience) so I was wondering how I would respond to a play based upon a string quartet losing one member and gaining another. Fascinating play. We are all part of groups, at work, in our families, and we all influence....and annoy....one another so the topics covered are quite universal. Thoroughly enjoyable evening especially since it started with dinner across the street at the ever popular Olney Alehouse. My brother and his then girlfriend introduced me to it maybe twenty years ago and I've enjoyed the opportunity to dine there whenever I'm in that neck of the woods. Back then it was my first time trying their lemon tahini salad dressing and it's still a winner.
My next cultural event was a limited select movie theater showing of an HD filmed version of Steven Sondheim's musical, Company. An amazing cast....Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Steven Colbert (yes, that Steven Colbert) Martha Plimpton, Christina Hendricks, to name about half of them. A girlfriend and I had a night out and were blown away. We felt just like we were in Lincoln Center watching the performance...from the very best seats. I could never have afforded tickets to this limited 4 show engagement but got to see it just a few miles from home, how cool is that?
Company by Steven Sondheim movie trailer