Monday, February 21, 2011

The perfect day

Yesterday, SunnyJim and I took a road trip to Palmerston North for an extra special surprise birthday party.

I’ve been dying to posting pictures of the dress I made to wear, but felt I couldn’t until now just in case extra special birthday girl found out somehow. Made from an original 1958 pattern (modernized slightly with a zipper in the back), fabric bought for $1 a metre in a Spotlight sale some years ago, and finished with a fabric belt purchased for $7 at the recent Stax summer sale.

A fun day was had by all - the largest family get-together in a long time - picture sipping champagne in a glorious garden in full bloom, shading under sun umbrellas from the 29ºC heat.

Driving back to Wellington we stopped at the beautiful Himatangi beach for a swim, before continuing - refreshed - on our journey home. The perfect end to a perfect day.

Perfect day by Lou Reed

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