So I need to make a cocktail dress for PR Montreal.
I have a week and a half of time, which would generally be sufficient, if not for the reasonably-frantic pace of my life. (Tonight, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday are reasonably booked up, leaving umm... no time to get it made.)
On the good side, I have fabric. Both my aunt and my mom have given me old saris (beautiful silk in the most amazing colors - I have a grey silk, a midnight-blue silk and a cream-ish silk to work with, I think.)
On the bad side, I have no idea what a cocktail dress is supposed to look like. (In my fantasy life, I have occasions where I need to wear a cocktail dress. In my real life - not so much.)
In other sewing news - my skirt and jacket are languishing, unfinished, as I haven't gone near my sewing machine in a week.
Up next - later tonight, I'm going to pick a pattern for this. Given I have a week to make it, it is safe to say it'll be easy.