Monday, January 22, 2007
Joy's ball gown
Sewn from vintage fabric, this dancing dress is made of cotton with textured embossed polka dots. When Joy modeled this gown at a family event, my sister-in-law was delighted to recognize the fabric, and identified the yellow as a remnant from a dress her sister wore as a child, and the orange as scraps from shorts she made for her son, who is now all grown-up, when he was four. When she first saw the dress, my daughter said it reminded her of the the gorgeous colourful dresses of the Ballet Folklorico. She has always wanted a Mexican dancing dress, so Joy has spent much time dancing in this gown.