Me-Made March, Day 28
This morning my Monday morning gal pals and I were discussing Mad Men and the fashions within, and it was fortuitous that I happened to be wearing this dress and my friends noticed and admired it... fashion trends come around to these parts slowly and sometimes not at all, as I mentioned in this post previously. I can never tell when I make something for myself inspired by an overseas trend whether or not it will "fit in" for around these parts. I would have to say this particular trend for early sixties inspired, big-skirted, floral dresses such as this one has not taken hold here (at least, not yet), and I look pretty unusual when I wear it. To say I stick out like a sore thumb wouldn't be too far from the truth. Sadly. It's such a feminine fashion, maybe too prettily feminine for the likes of our extremely isolated little city with our strongly beach-y outdoors-y lifestyle. I feel I look a bit like an extra from Hairspray, or something...
However that is certainly not going to stop me from wearing it! It's super comfy to wear, the sort of dress that makes you feel like skipping and humming when you have it on, and I feel good in it. Let's face it, not many of my dresses inspire me to head over to the playground equipment in a playful mood... And I think it has enough personality that it can stand a little styling fun. I'm already looking forward to toughening it up in the winter with boots and a biker jacket, or even my new khaki army jacket...
Dress; Vogue 8555, with pleated bodice of my own design, printed cotton, details of the bodice drafting here and my pattern review here
Thongs; Mountain Designs
Nail varnish; Santorini Sunset