| It all started with this conversation between myself and my friend Bethany (on the right)...|
Me: So I got your email about people dressing up for the party....do you mean formal? Semi-formal?
Bethany: No. I mean like Communists.
Me: Oh. *thinks about it* I think I could make a big furry Russian hat...
Bethany: YES!! DO IT!!
So yes... my secret sewing project was a big furry Russian hat, for a party which she and her roommate dubbed "The Fudgin' Russian Communist Christmas Party". Which I reconstructed from that same trenchcoat that the leather Diana bag is from. It had a zip-out fake fur lining. So I used that and some leftover black lining from the pantsuit. And some really heavy interfacing.
And what is a Fudgin' Russian, you may ask? They invented the drink for the party-- a White Russian with a fudgesicle dunked in. I'm not really into the alcohol thing, so it was rather strong for my taste. But you have to give them kudos for creativity!