Self-stitched September, Day 16
The weather has turned blustery again here; overcast skies and buckets of rain this morning. :( Sienna and I got utterly drenched on our walkies this morning. Mm mmm, eau de wet dog, one of my favourites (not).
This pink lace dress (a better view here) always makes me feel so "spring-y". I like how it turned out so much I would like to make another one some time...in a different coloured lace maybe? This one is holding up well, but the lace is really delicate... pussycats wanting to sit on my lap and "knead" are rejected; and fast!
And I am thrilled with my grey coat. It was fortuitous that I didn't have enough fabric for the conventional coat that I first wanted, because now I am so pleased with the "different" look of this view, thanks to the less traditional collar and sleeves. People are gratifyingly surprised when I confess that I made it... Looking back at my review from last year, I can see I wrote something about making up another version soon, but I haven't yet. I would like to, but in our climate there's only so many coats one has a need for during the season.
I'm wearing make-up today...!
I'm only mentioning this because it is pretty rare. I totally suck at putting makeup on. Really. I look at myself and am convinced I look like a clown, and then try to take most of it back off. But I must look different, because friends will look at me and say "can't put my finger on it, but you look different today..." Lol!
But, why am I all spiffied up with lace dresses and makeup on an' all?
Because I had a very decadent interlude planned for the middle of the day; a fun lunch out with friends! Is there a nicer way to spend a few hours? I struggle to think of anything... I have had such an enjoyable day!
Dress; adapted from Simplicity 3745, pale pink lace with pink border lace, details here
Petticoat (underneath); Burda 8071, pale pink satin, details here
Coat; McCalls 5525 view B, charcoal wool, pink cotton lining, details and my review of this pattern here
Sandals; Micam by Joanne Mercer, from Hobbs shoes