So last week my best friend and I jetted off for a little fun in the sun. We headed off to Black Enterprise Magazine’s annual Golf and Tennis Challenge in sunny West Palm Beach. They have dubbed it the “Perfect Summer Finale” and they are so right. It’s a great networking event and a fun opportunity to dress up in gear, head out on a beautiful course and fake like I have golf game. Who said adults can’t play dress up too!
To get ready for my trip, I made a couple things.
First up, using Butterick 5211 I made a striped linen dress to wear while traveling. It was perfect. No zippers, metal clasps or other metal detecting traps. It has big billowy sleeves and I added deep pockets large enough to hold a small wallet, ID and my boarding pass. Easy, breezy and just my style.
I didn’t get a good picture of it but I also made this tennis-ish skort using a white bengaline fabric. It is similar to the Zara skort that I think every blogger on the planet has been photographed wearing. Don’t believe me, Google “zara skort.” You’ll see.
Count me as every blogger plus one because I liked it so much that I made one! You can make one too with Simplicity 1370.
And for the all-white party, I logged on to make an oldie but goodie. Using Mimi G’s pencil skirt tutorial, I made an off-white skirt to complement an off-the-shoulder shirt that I have had for some time. It worked nicely.
I had a great time. I learned a few tips from golf pro Rodney Green, spent some down time in the spa, met a few new people, old school partied with Bell Biv Devoe and got my Woo Woo Woo on with Jeffrey Osborne. Good times.
Are you a golfer, tennis player or a spa girl/guy?