Mardi Gras, anyone?
Tonight I’m attending a Mardi Gras carnival that serves as a fundraiser for the Healing Arts program in my community. Last year was our first annual Mardi Gras carnival and I wore a brown and black dress.
Why would I show up in brown and black when most people were in costumes or festive Mardi Gras colors? Possibly because I’ve been attending pancake suppers through the years and didn’t know what to wear, or else I just didn’t have anything to wear.
This year I made a purple dress using this New Look pattern.
I was hesitant about sewing another New Look pattern after this, but the dress on the pattern cover was so cute I couldn’t resist! I’m hoping this was a mishap because New Look has released several good-looking patterns for Spring that I can’t wait to try!
The dress is actually sewn in a plum wool jersey blend that I ordered from Mood Fabrics. By the time I add a few Mardi Gras beads and accessories, I think I’ll be festively dressed and it sure beats what I wore last year!