Inspired by two dresses featured in Nancy Bradford's "Costume in Detail," I created a lace "caplet" embroidered with sequins and caviar beads which draped over the shoulders and was secured in the back by an embroidered lace rosette. The lace was secured to the neckline and front of the dress with a rolled hem and the ends were tucked into the waistband.
I also created rosettes for the waistband and the fronts of my shoes with the leftover lace and sequins--not that there were that many sequins left:
Mary Page took it upon herself to get into my bead/sequin stash and use it in her play kitchen. Rob and I looked over and found to our horror that there were caviar beads and black sequins EVERYWHERE in her corner of the family room! We are going to be vacuuming those little guys up for years!
The wines, as suggested by both the Austin Wine and Food Society as well as Chef Mike Maples were superb accompaniments to the incredible dishes.
event and dress!