9 January 2010
long black dress
An everyday version of one of the wedding dress mockups, in a silk linen (the fabric is so divine). I generally don't wear black but I do really like this matte dark charcoal, better suited to my colouring. The lighting is making it look more black than charcoal unfortunately, but I'm too tired/lazy/call me what you will to drag the tripod, etc, outside to find a better spot right now.
I won't be using this pattern for a wedding dress, though it'll be a fun day wear one. Very fitted through the bust, then slight gathers from empire waistline and long shaped skirt. Because of the degree of structure in the bodice I don't think I could wear this all day, but it's been helpful knowing what I do and don't want in a wedding dress.
I'm going to make a more easy-fitting version with a few changes and additions, which would be perfect for today's sunny, light breezy weather.
And this is a picture of Sofia C in a Dior dress. If an unknown was wearing it I might have thought it a bit prissy, but I shallowly admit she makes it cool. The one thing I keep thinking about is detail at the back of the dress, as when I'm up front getting married it'll give the guests something interesting to look at.
Also, Lucy got a little dress of her own (a size 3 unstructured version of my fake Marchesa). Lucy loves it (easily pleased, it seems, when it is pink and floaty). Brendan asked if she was wearing her nightie. I guess guys would think the same about all those full smock dresses being worn the last couple of years. Ah, but what do they know (I guess if they're Scott Schuman, though, I wouldn't argue).
All that matters is I get a sweet smile from you know who.