Friday, January 9, 2009
Save the Date
It is a truth universally acknowleged that a woman in possession of a family wedding invitation must be in want of a new dress (and is also immediately on a diet.) We received the "save the date" postcard yesterday. Unfortunately all it asks is to save August 1st in North Lake Tahoe. Details such as inside? Outside? Formal? Barefoot with daisies? Sincere reading of poems written on birchbark? not indicated.
Luckily my daughter returns from Italy this weekend and we can confer on our strategy. The last family wedding we attended, I made a formal silk dupioni skirt which was worn with a silk kimono sleeved jacket that was admired by all. Mr. Hunting Creek says, "Why don't you wear that pretty suit you have?". "I can't wear the same outfit I wore two years ago!", I cry. Men! They just don't understand.
Outside, informal, the McCalls shirtdress above in silk would be appropriate.
Or maybe Vogue 1044 WITH the hat? I love hats and never get to wear them.
Maybe this will be an excellent excuse to use some of my vintage patterns and wildly impractical fabric stash?
What do you make for weddings? (My son says weddings are just an excuse for women to dress up and he isn't far wrong.)