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Happy New Year!

A minute before midnight, Darq though she found a quiet corner just beyond the ballroom at the hacienda and Skyped a message to Catherine without the MIB (Men In Black) noticing.  Barely had Catherine and Darq exchanged greetings when the countdown to midnight began and…

the confetti and streamers were released …

IMG_4410 2015 NwYr Etre Darq

which became a deluge!

IMG_4421 2015 NwYr Darq Confetti

In the aftermath, Darq looks at the pool of streamers at her feet–

IMG_4427 2015 NwYr Darq Erte

Over the joyful cacophony of party-goers voices singing Auld Lang Syne, DARQ says:  Happy New Year, Catherine!

CATHERINE, who stifles a yawn: And the same to you my friend.

DARQ: This celebration is muy grande despite all the champagne toasts.

CATHERINE:  Enjoying yourself, are you?

DARQ: Indeed.  And the envy of more than a few senoritas.

CATHERINE: Please tell me you’re not flirting with their husbands.

DARQ: I’m not. But a few of the men have turned on the charm. After all, there’s nothing like one of your Erte-inspired gowns to turn heads and catch a half-dozen or so gentleman’s eyes.

CATHERINE: Oh, dear. I knew that neckline revealed too much cleavage!

DARQ chuckles, then says: Nothing’s spilling out. Oh– Gotta go.  El Presidente is headed this way. See you in a couple weeks. Enjoy your New Year’s day!   (The connection ends).

**NOTE TO SEWERS:

This is the Erte illustration that was the source of inspiration for Darq’s New Year’s gown–

ERTE NewYrEVE 2015

The original Erte gown was a summer dress made of white lawn with blue embroidery trim. Both the skirt and sleeves are “handkerchief hemmed” and fall in draping points. The girdle’s sash was blue with a rose at the end of the long tie-end.  Since Darq needed a winter gown, I used a lightweight, crushed panne (velvet). The white contrast of the bodice and girdle are metallic grosgrain ribbon. It took 5 yards of trim for the outfit–and I can’t imagine how many yards an adult-sized dress would have needed!  Here’s a look at the flower trim belt-end and, of course, the shoes that match the outfit–

IMG_4428 2015 NwYr Erte Shoes-flwr

** Darq will be back with a Valentine’s outfit

so stop by this blog February 14th.  **

Party Hat RED

Happy

New

Year!

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