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!
Yarn:
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.

15 comments:

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

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  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!

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  3. Holly4:53 pm

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

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

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

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  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.

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  7. Gorgeous dress & sweater!

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

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  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.

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

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

    Of course, the sweater is just as beautiful =)

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

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

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  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

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