I finally had the right occasion to wear “The Champagne Lady Dress.” It was a lovely time last night at the Cape Verdean Association Anniversary Gala filled with culture and celebration. These folks do so much in our community. They are now in the process of totally renovating an old movie theater into a Cape Verdean cultural center. You can check out their site @ http://www.cvanb.org/. New Bedford is so rich with diversity, cultures an of course so many beautiful people. Enjoy.
The Champagne Lady Dress
When I was a kid back in the 70’s we used to watch The Lawrence Welk Show. Lawrence Welk for those who may not know, was a great Polish accordion player and orchestra conductor. His shows were full of lovely musical numbers celebrating great music, singing and even dancing. The costumes were perfectly fitted to everyone, they even had matching hair, ok “wigs.” There was this one lady who sang like heaven. Lawrence Welk referred to her as the “Champagne Lady.” Everything wonderful happened in this show. Lawrence Welk liked using the word “wonderful” to describe just about everything. He was “wonderful” himself! Anyways, this most recent dress is an inspiration from the show. I love the elegant proper look and feel of this dress. I also adore the capelet. I find it romantic to have fabric flowing around the arms with air movements. Like you can float in any party. I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to wear this dress. I do know I’m already enjoying sharing my sewing story and wonderful memories this dress brings me. I still watch the re-runs of Lawrence Welk. As a matter of fact, I watch it every Sunday night with my mother. It’s simply wonderful! And as Lawrence Welk always says at the end of ever show, “ always keep a song in your heart.” I hope you enjoy taking a look at my latest sewing creation. I used Vogue pattern V8899 and as usual, I made a few changes to the pattern and made the capelet separate from the dress. Hope you enjoy it and as always, thank you for sharing in my sewing journey. Good night everyone! Debora