Monday, October 19, 2009

My Dress



I've had that pattern waiting to be used for quite a while now. I had it in mind to find a plaid like the one pictured on the front. I found one that was close once but I didn't buy it so the pattern continued to wait until I dropped the plaid idea entirely and made it up in the swirled dots you see above.

You know what I really love about this dress? The cuffs close with cuff links which lend the whole thing versatility. I've got red links in the cuffs right now, I'm looking forward to wearing it in the future with yellow, olive and I think pink would be fun too.
I thought about some different ways to make the big button on the front interchangeable as well but I haven't come up with a method I'm satisfied with yet, so for now the dress is minus the Big center button.
What I don't love is that a narrowly fitting cuff just below the elbow is not really suited to wrestling a solid two and a half year old during church. The right sleeve of my dress ripped yesterday as Enzo lunged in an attempt to gain freedom and run screaming through the chapel as he wished to do. I'm going to have to go back in and make vents above the cuff opening.
Most cuffed sleeves have a vent already, but these don't.

By the way, if you think I didn't consider a petticoat in a contrasting color then you must not know me very well.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Love, love, love, love, love this dress. You looked amazing yesterday, and I was jealous.

Annie Get Your Camera said...

I can't wait to see your photos!

Kirstin said...

I think I must be the most unobservant person EVER to not make the link between your beautious dress on Sunday and the cloth that you purchased. I am still getting used to the idea that you are able to make a few yards of fabric to a brilliant thing you can wear with confidence.

Elizabeth said...

Will you post a photo of yourself wearing it??? I'm dying to see it!