Today is the last day of wear a dress week. Surprisingly, I had a few different dresses I thought about wearing today. These were the deciding factors. My stomach was sticking out too far for the Madison Avenue dress. The orange dress was too tight. I thought the wrap dress would be too warm, so this is what I wore. This is only the third time I've worn this dress. I really don't like it. At all. I'm not sure what it is about it, but I don't like the way it looks. I love the fabric and I love the cut of the skirt. I love the way it flows and flutters when I walk. It does look better with heels, but I stand all day on cement floors or concrete, so heels are out for me for work. Part if the problem of this dress is the color. There is not enough contrast and the color is weak, so it makes me look washed out unless I wear bright lipstick. The second problem is that the bodice is too large and the shoulders want to slide off of mine. This dress is the Textile Studios Barcelona Dress. I gave the pattern away after I made it. I might have made it again, but I have so many dress patterns that I'd like to try, that this won't make it back to the queue. I think it looks OK with the belt, and I'm sure I'd like it better in a more vibrant or darker color, but it is what it is (the fabric was from a FM bundle) so it was kind of an experiment.
So, wear a dress week is over now, and I'm glad I accepted the challenge. I've learned a few things about my closet from this exercise and now I need to make some more dresses! Thanks to Erin for posting the challenge
Friday, September 19, 2008
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 6:53 AM