Here's another project from a while back that I'm only just getting around to blogging about-- an evening-length Vogue 2787.
making my wedding dress, I had about a yard and a half of cobalt blue 4-ply silk crepe left over. I wanted to make another evening dress out of it, and decided to use Vogue 2787, a reissued 1948 day dress.
The dress as presented in the pattern is mid-calf length. I decided to make it floor-length. Calf-length dresses generally look dumb on me, and the remaining options were knee-length and floor-length. I felt that a knee-length hem would unbalance the lines of the dress, so floor-length it was. Now that I've actually made the dress, I think it looks stunningly awesome. Plus, it works well as another warm evening dress for the bitterly cold weather we've been having up in Boston.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, just outside of Las Vegas. It was certainly nice to see the park, but I think in general I prefer the Valley of Fire, which was larger, emptier, and had more spectacular scenery.