Friday, November 03, 2006

If I hadn't signed up for NaBloPoMo, I wouldn't be showing this!

Because it's not very pretty. Obviously, I finished my dress. I could zip it up, but is very tight around my giant trunk. I'm blaming it on Benjamin Franklin! He's the one who had to pen my mantra: "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." If that's the case then I must be really, really happy and extra loved by God! The funny thing is, up to two years ago I didn't even like beer. Then I tried Miller Genuine Draft and found out that I love beer after all! Good thing I didn't discover that any earlier in my life or I'd be on the Maury Povitch show by now! (Actually, even when I'm slender, I don't have much of a waist.)
Anyway...the dress is cute and the sleeves have a much nicer flair to them then how it looks in my photo. Also, I think if I had picked a mocha brown fabric for the trim, I'd be happier. The black seemed right, but I see now that I should have stood back from my fabric selections when I was picking them out. Well, live and learn. I have to say that as far as workmanship, this is much, much, MUCH better than the clothing I used to sew in my twenties! Age does actually bring a certain amount of wisdom. I don't hate pins, basting or even seam ripping anymore. These things are good and help me achieve a quality product. Now if I could just fit in my quality product!

5 friends said....:

  1. I think it looks very nice. The only thing I'd add is a head. I'm sure you look much more finished when wearing a head. ;-)

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  2. I think it looks great!! I can't sew garments to save my life! I really love the whole neckline-down-the-middle-around-the-waist part! (I'm sure that's the technical name for it too right?)It would look good in brown too, but I think the black looks very sharp!

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  3. Did I hear you say you struggle with perfectionism?

    I think you look gorgeous-even without a head. And if you'd made the dress with brown trim, the shoes wouldn't have worked so well. It looks very Japanoise.

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  4. It doesn't look bad at all! And it's certainly better than I could ever do, I am sure.

    The high waist on the dress makes you look as though you have very long legs - maybe you do anyway! I just notice those things because my torso is very long, and yet I have short legs. Not very flattering.

    And what a WILD print!!

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  5. i think it looks fantastic! And I like the black too. Nice contrast. just lovely!

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