My Creative Space - Here's what I've been working on:
- styled with elk necklace -
- a tad crushed after a morning in the park -
- strangely, the blemishes on my knees are a perfect match (I didn't know I even had blemishes on my knees) -
Last weekend I was visiting my sister who lives 4.5 hours away. Rather than waving us goodbye, she had to make an early departure to catch a flight to her high school reunion. I remember her departing words clearly, "Do you need anything?". Well, that's just an open invitation now isn't it. Hmmm, what do I 'need'? I decided I needed the dress she was wearing. But rather than steal the dress right off her back, so to speak, I stealthily pinched the pattern from which the dress was made. I figured I could take it home, trace it, photograph the instructions and have it in the post and back to her before she recovered from her post-reunion hangover.
So that night, after the long drive home I did just that and more. I had most of the dress sewn while she was still dirty dancing with her ex-boyfriends to hits of the 80s.
I love this dress. I especially love the oversized, slouchy pockets. Also, I'm a sucker for all things red. The dress was sewn using a 'red' cotton/linen blend. It actually appears pink because the fabric contains interwoven red and white threads.
My sister and I once had a conversation about 'mastering casual'. When you live in the tropics and are (mostly) a SAHM you gotta 'master casual' and I think this dress nails it!
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