(Oh yeah, my garments can all be referred to as “she”, you know, that way i can talk about them like they’re friends of mine, cos they kind of are :) hehehe)
So pop quiz – who can remember this dress? I made it for myself wayyyyyy back in the beginning of this blog, and honestly, haven’t worn it in gosh just over 2 years. As a little background, here is the last time i wore it on Design Diary, and the time before that.
So why the hiatus? For the last few years i blamed it on the issue of the sleeves – they were these little cap sleeves, and when i graded the armhole seam allowance back i cut wayyy too close and they just started ripping with wear. So i put it aside in my box of mending. Just before we moved i had enough of how big the mending box(es) had become, so i made it sleeveless. I considered the problem solved… but then i still wasn’t wearing it. Sad.
I just can’t decide whether my style has moved on from this, and that now i don’t really like it anymore – or whether the fact that it was drafted for a body shape that I no longer have, and so is a little ill fitting now. I don’t know.
In a last ditch attempt i decided to try and wear it a little differently to how i have in the past, in a way thats more current to me, right now, as it were.
So i guess the really question is – will she live on? I’m generally a great believer in the fact that any wardrobe item can be current if you style it in a modern way – and though i do feel a lot better about my ruffle dress wearing it this way. I’m just undecided. Thoughts my dear friends?
Shoes: Banana Republic
Sunnies: Rayban Wayfarers
Belt: Witchery (best belt ever, going to get it in brown too)
Watch: Stolen from Chris
ps. if you’re thinking, WOAH Meg you look like you’re close to the edge of that there hill edge – then you’re right, i was. Freaking terrifying. But the view of Perth was rad i tell you, and totally worth the Vertigo.