Sunday, December 07, 2008

Steppin' Out

Tis the weekend for Christmas parties. Don't we think we are gorgeous?

Oh, just funnin'. We had a lovely evening and it's very nice to get dressed up and go out once in a while. Jim was so thoughtful to buy me this lovely dress, I felt like a movie star.

Today is the children's Christmas party and I have a new sweater to wear.

Pattern: Hey Teach!
Needles: 5mm
Modifications: added one inch to the length of the sleeves and I only worked 3 button holes.

For buttons, I covered rings making Dorset buttons, following this tutorial. I wanted the buttons to be part of the sweater, not stand out.

Oh geeze, gotta run! Party starts at three.


  1. Now THAT is a totally awesome couple! Do you know them? LOL. The dress is dyn-o-mite! You look beautiful :-)

  2. That's a gorgeous dress - love the color shift (or is it just a trick of the light?)
    And I'd completely forgotten about that kind of buttons. I remember my grandmother making some for a sweater for the same reason. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Holly4:53 pm

    That's the dress he bought? Wow!! God work, Jim!

  4. Beautiful sweater, and you two look fantastic all gussied up! :-)

  5. Tres glam! Proof that blue was invented for redheads ;o)

  6. Laurie,
    You look beyond beautiful. what a wonderful dress. I didn't know companies still held such glamorous parties. How lucky you are. Hey Teach looks good too.

  7. Gorgeous dress & sweater!

  8. You promissed a pic of the dress. Nice. It's been a couple of years since I had to dress up like this.

  9. You should frame that photo! The two of you look splendid. Wowza!

    I don't think DH and I have looked even half that good EVER, well, maybe at our wedding? His prom?

    Jim would be an excellent personal shopper.

    Great buttons. A perfect idea for that sweater.

  10. That's a fantastic dress and the two of you look great. Plus a finished sweater? Good, good week.

  11. Hotcha guys! And love that dress (I'm so partial to blue)!

    Of course, the sweater is just as beautiful =)

  12. Wow!! I'm not sure which is nicer looking... You guys or the sweater.

  13. Definitely gorgeous! You look so cute together!!!

  14. Wow! You look lovely! The sweater was even better in person!

    BTW, it's a small world. I found out that someone who works with you is dating one of the guys that works with me! LOL