Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Spring Dress in a Ukrainian Fall

It's amazing how a couple of days will put some perspective on a situation.  After I stopped complaining, I started doing, and have fixed almost all of my complaints.  This post will be super short, as it's past my bedtime.  Where should we start?  After careful deliberation and staring at the dress, I decided to not change the length, but take out the majority of the poof in the sleeves.  What a difference 5/8ths of an inch will do to a dress.  I wore it yesterday, and within the first 20 minutes of work, I received at least five separate compliments on it. 
This is how I wore it.  The jacket is from JCrew circa 2009/2010.  I think 2010.  In real life the pink/red in the dress and coral in the jacket match.  

Here is the side/back view.  You can really see the flowers.  Funny story, one of the babushkas (old ladies) that man the entrance of my apartment, called me Carmen Miranda when I came home from work.  It made me giggle.

Here it is without the jacket.  Much chicer with the lower sleeve poof.  For future me's sake, here are the rest of the pictures of the dress.

I will admit that I wasn't all to concerned about matching prints.  Also, the center pleats turned out to be different sizes.  Somehow I didn't notice it while making them.  I bet if I didn't tell you you would have never noticed.  Anyway.  Let's talk about the elephant in the room...  I've started (and almost finished) the remodel of the sewing/guest room.  My household effects came on Monday, and in it was peel and stick wallpaper I had bought for a room in Sao Paulo.  (We had a lavender wall which at first I wasn't too keen, but in the end it didn't bother me enough to do anything with it.)  So before I organized my sewing room, I decided that I needed to do the wallpapering and painting.   Then fortuitously my first round of carpet squares came.  So you can see the total effect in this picture.

So much better right?  I have done two coats of painting, and tomorrow I will just have to fix two spots where the paint didn't want to go.  But other than that, I get to clean up the mess and put my room together.  I can't wait!  And I have a three day weekend.  Maybe I'll get started on my Marine Ball gown?  Hmmmm.  Perhaps!
 And just so you know what a state of disaster the room is.  Egads!  Anyway until next time Happy Sewing!  

P.S.  I'm thinking I might dress up this year for Halloween.  Who do you think?  Josie from Josie and the Pussy Cats or Claire from Clueless?  Are you dressing up?  As who?  Leave me a comment!

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty and a beautiful use of a border print, very flattering.

    My space is a total mess right now as I dig through several upcoming projects that have finally gelled. Happy sewing!