Our group decided to attend the Friday night ball at the Gettysburg Hotel this year - and the theme for the evening was "tartan." Of course not everybody dresses in regards to the theme on any given evening, but it's encouraged, and I think it's fun to do if I can!
I did (and still do) have plans to make a new taffeta ballgown - the satin monster is lovely to look at but it's very heavy to dance in, and this year is the first time it hasn't ripped somewhere. About a month out from this Gettysburg though, I realized the new ballgown probably wasn't going to happen...so I bought a yard of tartan silk from Silk Baron so I could give a nod to the theme (dupioni, but with all the plaids you can't see the slubs unless you're looking!), and called it Good Enough.
I'm really the most pleased with the headdress; I thought it came out very nicely. Plus I really appreciated having a net to contain my hair while dancing!