The green sequin fabric for my dress project arrived

Justine the mannequin wearing makeshift green sequin dress
Justine the mannequin wearing a makeshift green sequin dress with the fabric I purchased for the sequin part of my green dress

Happy 2nd Thursday of green 2017!

Did you know that the pantone color of the year for 2017 is green? I didn’t, but in my own personal life I had decided to dub this year Green 2017. So it’s interesting to discover that green is actually the color of the year as determined by the Pantone Color Institute. Maybe this will be the year that everything comes to fruition. I won’t make any declarations though because I don’t know what tomorrow holds. I think it’s better to be in the here and now. And here now I have received the green sequin fabric for my dress project, so I have no excuses for not getting started with it.

Justine the mannequin wearing makeshift green sequin dress out of the green sequin fabric
Justine the mannequin wearing a makeshift green sequin dress with the fabric I purchased for the sequin part of my green dress

Let’s make a green dress for green 2017

monica designs green mesh sequin satin gown
monica’s green mesh sequin satin gown design – this is the dress I will be attempting to make. It’s a drawing I did in 2016 while experimenting with doing fashion illustration
I already know that the finished dress will be different from the design. In the first place, the green sequin fabric that I purchased isn’t exactly what I wanted. But I couldn’t find anything that was closer to the drawing so I had to settle for the fabric above.

In the second place: I’m not sure how I would pull off the poufy overlay part of the skirt, so I might leave that out. We’ll see as I experiment.

Except for cutting the green sequin fabric so I could rig up the outfit seen on the mannequin, I haven’t started making the dress yet. I plan to start some time today.

Right now I’m looking out my window and the tree in my backyard is completely barren. Here’s hoping that by the time it’s covered with green leaves again, I will have $1 for every leaf that will be on the tree.

tree outside my back door as photographed 10:30AM 1/12/2017

Happy Green 2017!

I hope all of your wishes and dreams come true this year.

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Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.


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