December 23, 2008

Secret Sewing Project Revealed!

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 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!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great hat! :)
    I bet your hat was the hit of the party and now everyone wants one! ;)

    Did you use a pattern or just make it up yourself? Either way, it is very, very cool!


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