Unless someone decides that my blog posts are worthy of a full-time salary, I am occasionally going to be absent here, because I have to go to work.
Of course when I look at what I have to post tonight it makes some sense to me that I am not being paid to blog.
This week I decided to make a dress that I knew would not suit me because it was a dress I remembered.
A long, long time ago I had this dress.
It was full and I wore it with a belt at work and as soon as I came home I took off that belt and put on an apron and made supper. I later even left the belt off entirely and wore this same dress as a maternity dress.
I told you it was a long time ago.
Well, when I saw this pattern, McCalls 6600 in the new collection ( I see the early fall Buttericks are out and I am not going to review them - they are all awful) I thought:
That's my old dress.
I even think I had a hat like that once.
The resemblance ends there.
I don't wear waisted things because I don't have one but I really wanted that old dress back.
I made mine in some wool jersey this week and went down two sizes as a result because it was a huge pattern and I had a knit.
I love this new dress just as much as I liked the old one.
Despite the fact I no longer have a waist, and a whole lot of other things, and despite the fact that the baby who gestated under the original is now colouring her hair because she sees grey.
Basically the person inside the dress is the same, and you are going to have to make heavy use of your imagination to see that.
So here we go, the regular odd shots on a windy day, sweating too because I decided to accessorize with real leotards like I will wear with it, and some Naot shoes I got cheap at the Golan Heights outlet store. Winter dress.
|Full shot with snarky face. Big stomach is a wind induced optical illusion.|
|There is no head on this picture because of the vertical hair in the wind thing.|