Every Christmas eve my family meets at a local restaurant built over the Columbia River for breakfast, and then gathers later to open gifts. Last year it was snowing like crazy during Christmas, and while there was no sign of a snowstorm it was pretty cold! And very foggy, which made it seem as though we were floating in the clouds.
Over the summer my boss gave me a 40s dress she picked up at an antique store that was hopeless structurally, but the silk was very much desirable. So I made this dress from the same pattern of this one and this one in the fall re-using the fabric from the dress. Every time I make the dress I am able to variate it a bit, it's such a fantastic, simple pattern. For this one I added a giant floppy silk chiffon bow at the bust, trim at the bodice seam, and puffy little sleeves. Making this dress was sort of a test of patience and skill, I took some techniques I've been reading about in 20s and 30s sewing manuals and used them. So the dress has french seams and bias trim among other little things, just like a real 30s frock.