I’m smiling but I don’t mean it. Really what I’m doing is grimacing at this janky, but quiet, corner of the city I minced about in for 30 minutes, trying to grab a few uninterrupted timer shots, my photographer having Actual Things To Attend To.
Here’s me looking at the cop parked a few feet away.
This is Vogue 9076 in Famous Designer Silk Chiffon. I imagine this dress wafting about in a sunlit field in the south of France, not so much grazing the mix of concrete, dirt and graffiti at hand.
Hey, here’s me NOT sitting on the ground! I am magically hovering 3 inches above earth thanks to years of yoga. Specifically the chair pose. Great for building up your quads for city gymnastics! Had to catch the lace covered leather bits and vintage buttons (all components from my stash, buttons from my girl Pandora Sews).
Nope, still not sitting.
Playing with this border print was SO much fun. Which way should the cascading roses go? Black diamonds pointing up or down? Cut on the cross grain? Color or cream near my face? It delighted my eyes the entire weekend I sewed it up!
And the sweep of this baby is glorious. One of those fabrics that requires constant fondling. I decided I wanted a layering maxi piece, and so left the front skirt open…any little breeze catches it and sends it flying. I threw it over a jersey knit catsuit. SUPER CHIC. Like the location, not exactly what I pictured for this dress!
Once again I was left with fumes of fabric, I had one long strip of selvedge left, which I reattached at the hemline to create a double border. Speaking of creating, I’d like to conjure up a reshoot with some faded vintage flares, a scoop neck ribbed tank, a cucumber gin fizz, and that sunlit Loire Valley field…maybe even a hat!
I know, the hat is a pipe dream.