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Channeling my Gaga for “A Day at the Races”

During the second half of April and into May, I sewed along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I all made her just-released Crescent skirt pattern. This post continues the discussion of the completed skirt.

This week’s sewing challenge at the Sew Weekly was themed “A Day at the Races.”  The idea was to get in the spirit of the Royal Ascot horse races going on this week in the United Kingdom by channeling Audrey Hepburn in the film “My Fair Lady.”   Specifically, those up for the challenge were supposed to create a black-and-white ensemble complete with a hat.

All of the Sew-Alongs during April and May prevented me from taking on any of the recent Sew Weekly challenges.  I was excited when I saw that this week’s theme was black and white, since I knew I could use my just-completed Crescent skirt.  I paired it with a top that I hoped would give it a dress-like appearance to create a black-and-white ensemble, but I still needed a hat.

Instead of channeling Audrey Hepburn, the scraps of fabric I had on hand seemed to be channeling Lady Gaga.  Before I knew it, I had an oversized bow for a hat.  It might not keep the sun off my face, but it sure is awesome regardless.

Here are the facts à la Sew Weekly.

Fabric: Black and white satin organza from Fine Fabrics, off-white organza from stash for facing and interfacing
Pattern: Sewaholic Crescent skirt
Year: 2011
Notions: A zipper that was a gift from my neighbor

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