Wow, the Pom Debate rages!
Arguments are heated!
Passions run deep!
Convictions are strongly held!
Pom ponderousness aside, I’ve been really fucking cranky today — sucks to be back to the late-semester grind after a long, lovely weekend.
But I went to a party on Saturday night, and made a new dress for the occasion. And looking at this dress? Cheers me right up.
fabric: Purple Honeycomb (Echino, by Etsuko Furuya), from Superbuzzy
lining: green silk + cotton scraps
pattern: improvised, with inspiration from Simplicity 3744
It’s the first invisible zipper I’ve installed, and the first lined garment I’ve made. And both the lining and the zipper were successful (you’ll have to trust me on this, as the snow-filled grey sky isn’t letting me take any decent photos today).
The lining is green silk, which is super slinky and looks great with the purple. Facings are made from scraps of Amy Butler Lotus Dots cotton (left over from this blouse).
I had a devil of a time with the right armhole, for no good reason — the finished product still has one little pucker (after this photo, it actually ironed out fairly well). I’m telling myself that it’s a mark of DIY authenticity.
I had to do a sassy model shot
(say it to yourself: sassy).
But, setting aside vanity for the sake of honesty,
THIS is how goofily excited I actually feel about my new dress:
bright colors + handmade clothes that fit + being almost 30 and still wearing animals on your party dresses = perfect cure for a case of The Mondays.