I selected the fabric for the bodice. I’m using red brocade. I used this fabric previously for the homecoming dress for my daughter Y. It’s really a rich looking fabric. So far I’ve cut and stitched the bodice pieces and machine basted the bodice to the inner foundation.
I decided to use a black fabric, which I can best describe as a medium-weight peau de soie or a delustered satin, for the skirt. It has a great drape when handling it. I am still trying to determine how I will embellish the dress.
In the meantime, I am trying a little creative baking. I have a buttermilk pie in the oven. This is the first time I’ve tried this recipe, so I hope my family likes it. Buttermilk in a pie just sounded intriguing to me.