Hey ho, it's Saturday. We didn't get to go to the art exhibition last night but that's OK. Around at my brother's yesterday afternoon they had set up karaoke for my niece's birthday party, and we mucked around on that for a bit before the girls got there. Hilarious! I tried to do "Bat out of Hell" and realised that Meatloaf really had a very good voice after all. Boy that's a difficult song to karaoke to! Furthermore, it was demonstrated why it was a good decision for me to drop out of choir.
This dress I'm wearing today is a recent creation. It's New Look 6699, with a few modifications. Namely the bodice with strap arrangement in the pattern was reshaped into a proper one-piece bodice front and back, and instead of gathering the bust section into the midriff I made three tiny pleats each side. I inserted a sash to be tied in back of the midriff, and moved the zip to left side seam. The skirt is flared slightly more that the "straight" one in the pattern. The best modification is the addition of these huge pockets!!! Major upgrade of the dress!
I really like the two contrasting fabrics I used, each is white based, with splashes of unusual "ugly" colours and a touch of black. The necklace adds to the overall random hodge-podge effect.
Confession time: when I made this dress I used an invisible zip I had already, and it really was not long enough. Meaning that when I take the dress off it would make a hilarious spectacle to an casual observer. Sort of like a mad battle with a strait-jacket.
The close up photo of the pot below shows my little spy, who is not visible in the other photo...
Necklace; Surf shop on Rottnest Island
Sandals; Micam by Joanne Mercer, bought at Hobbs