Celine was feeling sad because her friend, Claudia, had a beautiful sundress to wear during the fading days of summer and she didn't. She confided this to me one day as I was sewing.
I had been meaning to make her a sundress for quite a while. Then I remembered that my friend, Nadja, had sent me a generous packet of old lace scraps. I decided to get it out and see what the possibilities were.
There were quite a few pieces which seemed right for Celine. We chose a piece for the skirt and then she looked at me quite earnestly and asked if it might have a touch of blue somewhere on it? I said: "Oh, of course! We will make it just the way you want it to be!"
(She wants a close-up so you will be sure to see the blue!)
And now she wants you to see the back--she really likes the big silk bow.
Celine thinks that if she posed in front of music, the photo could be a birthday card. What do you think?
"I want to make things that are fun to look at, that have no propaganda value whatsoever."
--Alexander Calder, 1898-1976