CATHERINE: Who’s hiding behind that feathery cape?
DARQ: Why me, of course!
DARQ: As you can see, they revised the photo opportunity corner of the ballroom at this mountain lodge to reflect the theme of “A Starry Night.”
CATHERINE: Yes, I see all those “stars” on the wall. By the way, you look stunning!
DARQ: Thank you! And, Catherine, you did a fantastic job recreating this ensemble for me from the pictures I brought back from my homeworld. Thanks to your sewing talents, I’ve received almost non-stop compliments.
CATHERINE: That’s great! So — take the cloak off and reveal the dress.
DARQ removes her cloak —
DARQ: This dress is simple, yet very elegant. And I love the way the fabric swirls around me. The train hem floats across the fake snow. Oh, and just look at my shoes —
CATHERINE mutters, “Always the shoes.” then says: Certainly more bling than your Christmas shoes had!
DARQ chuckles, then says: But of course — Oh, my! I have to go. They’ve announced the a buffet breakfast-brunch is now being served!
**************CATHERINE and DARQ: To all who stop by, we wish you a
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*********Note to Sewers
Darq’s cloak is a woven metallic gabardine that’s trimmed with feathers. The feather trim is topped with a metallic ribbon. The “embroidery” is actually an iron-on decal (like for T-shirts). The dress is light blue satin.
The original picture I used for the dress design was from a 1920’s cut-out-doll’s dress. Unfortunately I drew the sleeve upside-down on my pattern and didn’t figure that mistake out until I had the dress on Darq. Fortunately, the satin fabric allowed the sleeves to fold naturally to what you see. I tacked the folds down with the satin flowers.
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