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NYBG: Aloha Nights

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

The New York Botanical Garden located in the Bronx offered a special celebration of Georgia O'Keeffe's work from her 9-week exploration of the islands in and around Hawaii during the month of August in 2018.

To get ready for this occasion I sewed Simplicity's New Look pattern #D0609 - a short romper with a front and back surplus. I love the flattering shape of the bodice with the v-neck and the belt to cinch at your waist. The romper is fully lined with elastic at the waist seam.

The fabric is a Mood Exclusive Ruisseau Tropical Cotton Poplin.

The event included a gallery of O'Keeffe's original artwork including those selected for the use of Dole advertising. 

There were Hawaiian dancers offering lessons in luau and a demonstration to make your own lei. 

Here are a few photos from the evening:

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