17 September 2008

International Wear a Dress Week: Day 3

Here is my Day 3 dress -- that LBD shift I sewed up early in the summer.  I have worn it a lot this summer as a sleeveless dress and it's comfy.  But even at this side angle the waistline area seems to imply "maternity".  BTW -- NO.  I altered the pattern so that the gathering above the bust is pleated instead, and planned to sew it again in green cotton, but never got around to it.  Now I think I might redraft that side seam to nip in at the waist, with maybe some a-line action going on at the hip.  Are you picking up what I'm putting down?

On another note, this little ol' blog has received some visitors from around the globe, and it's great to see what they are up to.  I mentioned in a previous post the beautiful sewn and knit garments at Des Aiguilles Et Du Fil in France.  And last night, Lopi from Fashion Architect in Greece stopped by to share her love of all shoes Chie Mihara.  She's posted about some recent likes that I share, such as the color mustard for fall and shirtdresses.

As for today's dress photo shoot... It was cloudy this morning so I set up the camera early, like yesterday.  I usually take a test shot, while making some goofy face or gesture, before taking "real" shots.  During my test shot this morning the sun happened to peek through.  Then I took about 5 or 6 more shots where the lighting was perfect.  But in the end, this very first shot really felt like me and, fundamentally, my attitude about life.  Have a great day!


  1. great photo! and can I please just say for the record that even if you were wearing an actual maternity dress, you wouldn't look preggers. :)

  2. You go, girl! It was sooo cold this morning when I woke up...so I did not come through on the dress mission...at least not yet!
    Love the thumbs up pose by the way!

  3. p.s. I also wore my ruffled shirt today! :)


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