It has been awhile since I made an outfit for a party. Then, my not-so-silent partner Bob and I received an invitation to a 4th of July party at "The Top of the World." With a 260 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara City and Harbor, we celebrated with feast and friends, joy and solemnity, and when the sun sets the best view of the annual fireworks show!
I had always thought about making the layers of Vogue Pattern 7880 in fabrics of different colors or textures.
Didn't expect to do so using our cool red, deep navy and bright white of pima cotton poplin (milled in England). Coupled with an invitation to the 4th of July party, the bolts on the shelf at Fine Fabrics of Santa Barbara were too much to resist!
The Top of the Evening
Our host, Lad Handelman shares appreciation for the experience and opportunities he embodies. Co-Host Linda Seal shares history of what happened to some of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence.
A new American Flag is raised.
It will overlook the City of Santa Barbara until next year. Daniel Rodriguez a.k.a. "The Singing Policeman" leads guests in singing the Star Spangled Banner.
Share their insight, gathered from special experiences about the American flag, pledge of allegiance, war and immigrating to the United States.
Celeste Barber shared a story of her father's from WWII and her perspective after living in East Berlin while the wall stood.