Mermaid Goes Disco
For many years just prior to Christmas, my husband and I attended a black tie function called the Holly Hop. Each year at the 11th hour, I created a new look - which was always fun to do, but a bit nerve-wracking due to the time constraints. This strapless dress is made from swimwear fabric, an unlikely choice for a formal affair but I think it works. You can eat all you want while wearing this dress as it stretches and friends wishing to hug you with drink in hand can spill and it won’t stain! Simplicity 8309 was possibly my jumping off point. The bodice is boned and lined, the piping is made from the selvage, the peplum hem has been left unfinished, and the skirt hem is fused with Stitch Witchery. The dress made a hit especially with my husband, although he often wondered why, in those days, he never found any birds nesting in my hair.