Day 15 – Outfit: Vogue 1027 in a rayon knit
Activities: Meeting with friends and appointments in the afternoon. No dance classes today, can you believe it?!
Thoughts: I like this dress. It’s got that full swingy skirt that’s my favourite thing (besides chocolate). The fabric is a rayon knit that I purchased off EBay years ago. I think the seller’s description indicated it was silk. Not so. But it’s very cool and very lightweight. So lightweight that it feels remarkably fragile. I added a tricot lining to the skirt this spring, it’s that light.
Day 16 – Outfit: Simplicity 2865 (oops – should be Simplicity 2846 – thanks, Susan!), salvaged from a sewing disaster.
Activities: Mom things, including a dance dress rehearsal tonight.
Thoughts: I originally sewed this up last year, wore it once, and put it in my closet. I thought I’d wear it today for MMJ, but I think the fabric shrunk when I washed it – by hand – in the length! It’s a lot shorter than I remember, and it’s so lightweight that I’m feeling like this is not a dress for wearing in public. Here’s a close-up of the fabric, which is silk and lurex woven in about 6 different ways. It’s just such beautiful fabric that I really wanted to make something out of it. You can read the original story, if you like. (By the way, don’t you love photography? It can make you look anyway you like…. the truth, worse, or better….)