OK. I have to confess that I took this dress out of my reject pile yesterday with every intention of cutting it up for refashioning. Firstly I put it on for the before photo. I paused. Looked at it again. Thought it looked OK, actually. Felt pretty damn comfy, too. Also, in the searing heat of yesterday afternoon I felt cool; big plus! So the dress was saved at the eleventh hour from a brutal slashing...
Previously I dubbed this dress as the Bouchee dress, (you know, Bouchee are those elephant shaped chocolates?...) I think the last time I posted about it I was wearing a little cardi which possibly didn't suit this style of silhouette... anyhoo, it's back in my wardrobe for a while. When my husband saw me in it this morning he said I looked nice in brown, and he liked this dress, what more encouragement do I need to keep wearing it?!
It's based on McCalls 4454, a camisole pattern that I really like, which has just been elongated, some godets inserted into the skirt, a handkerchief hem created, and some huge decorative pockets added to cover up some discoloured patches (the fabric was originally discounted and in the remnant bin because of these faded patches)
So yesterday afternoon I hunted about and found a different garment to refashion for this week, I'll post about it on Friday when I do my Wardrobe Refashion post...
Still haven't quite finished my trench coat. Have to locate a belt buckle today... and a zip for my refashion project... I guess its off to Spotlight, sigh...
Dress; own design, based on McCalls 4454, brown embroidered cotton
Shoes; Micam by Joanne Mercer, Hobbs shoes
Necklace; gift from my friend K
Nail varnish; Litl Boy Blue, by Artmatix