I made these earrings, too. They're paper! They were just plain white paper, and they've yellowed and crinkled some over the years. I have a whole book on how to make paper jewelry.
McCalls 8547, oop) All-in-all, this outfit was even better than the one from Sears, and I could wear it to work.
Also made the necklace, which almost deserves it's own post. We went up to Blackhawk to watch a meteor shower, and found tons of seed beads spilled under the picnic table. Not only that, there were lengths of fishing line to string them on. We were groveling in the dirt under the table when the campground host came around to collect the fees. I'm sure he thought we were crazy. We went home with the coolest souvenirs ever!
my slinky knit dress. I expect to make more in this pattern, or at least make the top. I figured I'd need an undershirt for this, that the neckline would plunge too low, so I spent weeks searching for that just-right grey/blue color to go under this. Turns out, I didn't need it.
It was windy that morning, hence the flippy bangs. Also, this was the first time I'd encountered anyone else outside while I posed for my daily photo, so I was feeling a bit awkward.
Incidentally, this could be the last time this month you see me in pants on a workday. I hesitate to repeat anything, and this is my last pants-suit. Getting real tired of shaving my legs every day, but most of what I have left is skirts. Might need to spend some time in the sewing room soon.