Friends, working for a large company can be quite fun ... especially when its time for the holiday party and they rent out a museum to celebrate.
Such a party was had at the Museum of Science and Industry here in Chicago, and I was super lucky to have the most awesome date there: my bestie, Stephy.
In order to mark this momentous occasion of free food, drinks, dancing, and an all you can eat ice cream bar, I made a Cambie dress for myself, and made the Anna dress for Stephy. It was down to the wire for the Cambie (I ironed it on my body as we were going out the door), but both turned out super well for the evening!
Stephy and I went fabric shopping at the Textile Discount Outlet for her Anna fabric, and she settled on this lovely heathered cotton blend with velvet cutouts. I have not seen another fabric like this anywhere, so I was excited to work with it. My fabric is actually from my first meet up trip in New York! It took me FOREVER to find the right pattern, but I love it as a Cambie.
There wasn't enough of Stephy's fabric on the bolt for the maxi length dress (I so desperately wanted to give Stephy the thigh high split), but I think the knee length version worked out just as well. We're saving the maxi length Anna for summer.
The best part about running amok in a science museum was definitely playing in the exhibits!
Favorite moment: playing in the tornado after three cocktails. I AM A WIZARD, YOU GUYS.
After seeing how easily both patterns came together, I can definitely see more versions of these in the future. I think Stephy would look great in a Cambie, and I would love an Anna of my own.
I was able to wear the Cambie on New Year's, but sadly, Stephy's zipper has gone haywire, so that will need to be fixed asap so my girl can get back to looking glamorous:
That fabric is glorious to touch and has a lovely drape. Steph added a belt to break up the pattern a bit, giving it a touch of punk rock awesome.
Here's to a great night with my bestie ...
and to conquering new dress patterns!