July 6, 2012
On A Stick?
So this is the Dianne made maxi. JB still says it looks like a muu muu. Come to find out - it's the fabric he doesn't like. The fabric is a paisley silky from the fake fabric store. But I saw it and fell in love and I knew it wanted to be a maxi.
I lined the entire dress in a very soft cotton. To do this - I just cute the dress twice. In the bodice, I used the 'lining' as facings and changed the construction order so that all the edges are finished and inside the dress. The two skirts hang free of each other.
You can't really see it here - but I changed the ribbon to 2 small green ribbons. They matched better than the huge bring pink ribbon - which was a dead match for the pink in the fabric, but really stood out and yelled - hey! Look at me.
In the top photo, I am leaning back and thrusting my stomach forward. I got 7 chances to get a decent photo. JB is not very patient while taking photos. He doesn't understand. Oh well. Would be nice if I could get him to take some time so maybe I could forget he's snapping.
This dress was comfortable and easy to wear. It wasn't too hot (which I was afraid of with the silky fabric and full lining). And surprisingly, while I was concerned with the muu muu comment - I felt pretty all day.
Win / Win. Right?