What do you think? Am I totally off my rocker or is this a cute little dress? Here's the story
|Sleeve opened. I cut the bodice from them.|
|Shirt front. I used as the skirt front.|
|Shirt pattern sewn together|
Several years ago I wore whatever I had regardless of fit. Now that I can sew I want things that fit me well. No more swimming in my clothes. This bright blue knit is medium to heavy weight. I could have cut it down and made a shirt but the sleeves would have been too short so I considered other options. Why not a fun little dress? I could wear it over a long sleeved tee in the winter and alone in the summer. The blue alone was boring so why not add some equally bright red lace? (Maybe this is color saturation?)
|It's big, Bold, and beautiful!|
|See the seam I am trying to hide.|
|A cute Dior bow with an amazing vintage button.|
|Closeup of cool double collar|
|Aren't these the neatest buttons!|
Now my Father thinks the lace is ugly and at a glance looks like Grandma's slip has slipped. My Mother thinks the lace is too bright, it makes you go WOW. Now I just want to say, I asked for their polite, honest feedback, as I am asking you.
I think the lace is what takes the dress from just a dress to A FUN DRESS. I am not a wall flower why should my clothes be. I cannot point to any trend this is following other than the general add lace trend but it doesn't seem so abnormally different from a lot of dresses out there right now. Am I wrong?
Out here on the prairie this is what we usually see,
|Jeans and a button up shirt|
Nothing is wrong with wearing jeans and shirt but that is pretty much the entire wardrobe of the ranchers. It perfectly fits their lifestyles. They cannot wear a dress out riding or working cows. Wearing a dress can be dangerous with all the wind we have. Then there is me, the local seamstress that spends most of her time making stuff in her basement. So does this dress seem weird because it is so different from what we usually see or is it just different because I spend all my time in my basement breathing fabric fumes?
I eagerly await your feedback and hope everyone has a lovely day!