March 16th, 2011
I hope you’ll excuse this extreme departure from my chosen decade, but I ran across these pictures over the weekend and couldn’t resist sharing.
Last year I helped organize a disco-themed benefit party for the historic house museum where I work, and decided that I simply had to wear something by Halston. Well, at least something inspired by Halston (I usually blow my clothing budget on fabric and notions for 19th-century projects — not vintage evening gowns from the 1970s).
The simplicity of this classic Halston infinity dress piqued my interest. It also seemed reasonably easy to make, which it was, once I figured out that the straps had to be lined and curved…
And here’s the dress I made. Complete with spangly silver costume jewelry, and leather platform sandals. Too bad I never learned to do the Hustle.