Here it is in all its glory.
It looked perfect for the occasion. I kept it long though a friend thought I should lop off about 6 inches from the skirt. Perhaps if I had thought about it BEFORE using all that silk, I would have. But I wasn’t now going to chop off all that silk.
Of course the BF was proud and went around telling people that I made my dress in a week. I am much more stealth about my sewing; I didn’t really need this broadcast…lol.
But let me tell you about my adventure getting to the party. BF had to leave early to go set up. The party was at a restaurant in San Francisco Chinatown. BF took a taxi from the B&B and ordered me a taxi from the same company. There I am all gussied up, standing outside waiting for the taxi. The taxi pulls up, and yes it is from the right taxi company. BF calls me at the ordered time to make sure it arrived. I tell him it just came and I am getting in. I get into the taxi and the taxi driver confirms where I am going and then tells me he won’t take me there. WHAT?? This should not be a surprise. This is not a taxi I hailed; it was ordered in advance. He asks, very nicely mind you, to please get out and get another taxi. You see, his shift was ending and he did not want to drive the 8 minutes to Chinatown because it would take him in the wrong direction. WHAT?? Is he serious…yes he was…. very serious. So out of the taxi I get and call the BF who goes ballistic and calls the taxi company. About 5 minutes later, the taxi returns…. same driver…he will now take me to the restaurant. Hello…didn’t you ask me to get out of your taxi? What is going on? So I get in the taxi and he takes me towards Chinatown. When we get to Chinatown, he stops the taxi and asks me to WALK the rest of the way. He points out the restaurant about 5 blocks away but luckily it had a flag so one could pick it out of all the other buildings. I am now late for the party, but out of the taxi I get and start walking in my really high heels to the restaurant.
Seriously…this was the WORST TAXI DRIVER I have ever encountered in this country.