Susan finishes and Wears Black Linen dress to A Wedding

Here I am in the  linen dress I made for Dhorea’s wedding.
 The ceremony was in the Cathedral on the square in downtown La Paz.
 As the wedding party was posing for a few photos on the alter, a young man with a camera sauntered down the aisle and asked  us (and others) to pose for a photo.
 I thought “How nice of the bride to have someone take  pictures of all of the guests.”
 After the bridal party made their exit, we followed . 
And there on the square in front of the church was the young photogapher with all of the pictures he had taken, laid out on a table, they were  framed and matted, and for sale! How entrepreneurial!
 The photos were only $100 pesos ( about $9.00 US). We had celebrated our 28th anniversary the day before the wedding, so we decided to buy the phoot and call it our anniversary picture.
 And there is my dress all finished.
 It felt wonderful, the lining swished, and the linen was soft, and I received many compliments.  
We spent the two hours between the wedding ceremony and the reception walking along the malecon ( waterfront) and arrived at the reception just behind the bride.
 The setting was lovley, the liquor flowed, the music was sixites rock…but not loud and crashing. the food was mostly hot, and tasty.
Tthe guests at our table were all new friends for us and interesting, charming people.
 We  were home and in bed by midnight!
The dress made it thorught the evening without a wrinkle!
 Here it is lounging near the pool:
 Linen dress resting with friend.
And here is a photo of the Malecon in  downtown La Paz


  • The Sewing Loft

    Reply Reply April 15, 2010

    Your dress turned out great! The picture of you and Mr. is great! And, after all of that partying, your dress got to lounge by the pool and soak up some sun. Now that is a well-traveled party dress. hehe Thanks for sharing!


  • takmimi5

    Reply Reply April 15, 2010

    Fun dress story but really loved the last picture of the sunset. Thanks for sharing

  • ixchel g.n.

    Reply Reply April 15, 2010

    Nice couple Mr. and Mrs. Fogel!
    I like the redish detail on the bottom.
    XOXO Ix.

  • Cheryl

    Reply Reply April 15, 2010

    You guys look great. Looking forward to sseing you in FL. Dress looks very comfy. I hate wearing uncomfy clothes to weddings.

  • Carol Billups

    Reply Reply April 15, 2010

    You look so pretty in that dress! Please don't let any of my dresses know they should be allowed to lounge by the pool!

  • gwensews

    Reply Reply April 16, 2010

    Your dress is terrific! I love the trim. How, oh how, did youee get a linen that doesn't wrinkle? Oh, and great hair also!

  • Cathie

    Reply Reply April 16, 2010

    What a lovely dress, beautiful photo & YES, very enterprenuerial of the young photographer! Back in the day, in the nightclubs in Tijuana, there were always strolling photographers taking pictures. I loved all those old photos but got rid of them before i got married in 1975. LOL. You are SO talented! my goodness! You two look great! Un abrazo, Cathie

  • hmfoster

    Reply Reply April 16, 2010

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  • hmfoster

    Reply Reply April 16, 2010

    Glowing from within your lovely creation, Ira looking dapper as usual, it appears that you both could step right out of that photo and have a double espresso with us. I wish…and then walk the Malecon.

  • Susan Fogel

    Reply Reply April 16, 2010

    Oh thank you all for your wonderfful comments.
    Helen, i am heading to Exquisito on the Malecon…I'll pretend you are there.
    The dress doesn't wrinkle because I lined it. Trust me before the lining went in it wrinkled like crazy.
    Ixchel, that is MS. Fogel!
    Carol, you live in Cabo, isn't it all that you do all dy…lounge by the pool?
    Yes we are hoping to be in Florida soon. If Carol would just send a client to buy it!

  • Kathy

    Reply Reply April 16, 2010

    Beautiful Dress…I love the trim!

  • Louise

    Reply Reply April 16, 2010

    What wedding? This picture looks like it was your own! Beautiful, both of you. I love your hairdo, Susan.

  • MissMeliss

    Reply Reply April 17, 2010

    Love the detailing, Mom. Am I supposed to replenish your trim collection now? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply April 19, 2010

    Great dress, and a lovely gal in it. You and Ira look just fantastic. And the dress gets to lounge by the pool – whatta life! Fun seeing you again. Julie

  • Shirl

    Reply Reply April 20, 2010

    Nice dress, the lining is Red? Odd but interesting….good photo of you & Ira.

  • Melanie

    Reply Reply April 20, 2010

    Your dress is lovely, and you wear it so well! You and Ira look very chic and happy. That is a really great photo! Happy Anniversary!
    Hope to see you soon!

  • Melissa

    Reply Reply April 29, 2010

    Aloha Susan,
    I tried to post after seeing your amazing dress. Both you and your husband look wonderful – your dress is so perfect – fit is outstanding. Your blog has inspired me to get to some sewing or quilting each day. Some days more successful than others! Keep up the GREAT job!!!
    Koloa, Kauai, HI

  • Susan Fogel

    Reply Reply April 30, 2010

    Melissa aloha back to you!
    I am glad my blog inspires you! Wait till you see my new post with my pareo dress, you should make bunches!

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