Ta-da - we have a ballgown design! The director gave it a lot of thought, and let me know her decision a few weeks ago. I will be creating Clara, the '30s-inspired gown worked in pink crepe back satin with lace appliqué. Of the three gowns, this design is the most representative of my design aesthetic: subtly romantic; simple with thoughtful details. I'm really excited to make it!
In preparation, I've started gathering things.
The Fun Ones - Materials!
Chantilly lace, French cotton lace edging, buttons, underpinnings, the perfect shoes.
The Hard but Worthwhile Ones - Happy Self-Care Habits.
I've decided to put my tailored jacket and other big projects on hold. Instead, I'm deep cleaning the house; tying up loose ends on small projects that have been hanging around for years; planning chore schedules, meals, and mental-health strategies for the month of ballgown.
I'm working and knitting a lot, trying to let go of both physical and mental stresses, and generally being nice to myself: taking classes that sound cool, reading good books, writing lists, eating lots of vegetables and chocolate.
I want the ballgown process to be happy and fulfilling, and I'm hoping that doing these small things to prepare will help pave the way for success.
Wow! This is going to be an exciting undertaking! Can't wait to see!
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