Going with the random song inspiration for this post title…one band that my brother really likes that he introduced me to is called mewithoutYou, and while the song isn’t a happy one at all (which is why I’m not linking to it), the title certainly fits this dress. I finished it on Saturday, but didn’t have a chance to do the final pressing until today. And since I also didn’t have a chance to clean anything and I’m feeling a little under the weather, everything will be modeled by Donna for now. Hopefully I can break this one out for MMM, provided we get some nice warm days.
It doesn’t really look like much here. Just a basic tank of a dress. Those funny little protrusions around the hips are the side sashes, which are super loooooooong and drag quite a ways on the floor when standing like this.
And this is all of the various ways of wearing it that I’ve come up with so far. Going from left-to-right, then top-to-bottom, the first 6 pictures are options that were given in the pattern, minus the second one is off-the-shoulder in the pattern and I can’t simulate that too well on an armless dummy. The second half of the pictures were me playing around with other options–row 2 to the right is the front and back of a more asymmetric look, while the last 3 of the bottommost row were me experimenting with another wrap look and doing some different things in the back. I guess I’ll have to wait and see how these various looks work on me, but I’m curious to hear what your favorites are!
I didn’t have a whole lot of work left to do on this, so I also did some minor reconstruction projects while I was watching tv with my boyfriend that day.
I made this shirt back in college, and it’s served me well. But the sleeves were a bit too short to be comfortable for me, since I was constantly having to tug it down over my wrists. I’ve been thinking for at least a year that I should just hem them shorter, so I finally bit the bullet and did it.
I also had this dress, which I purchased from ModCloth nearly 2 1/2 years ago. I wore it to a friend’s wedding, and haven’t worn it since. It ended up being shorter on me than I’m comfortable wearing on a regular basis, especially to church (which is where most of my dresses tend to come into play.) But I still liked the style and especially the color.
So, though I felt slightly bad because it was also a bit pricier than I usually go for, I re-hemmed it to a shirt length. And I think I’ll get much more use out of it this way. The first picture is as is. For the second, I took the part of the skirt that I’d hemmed off and turned it into a sash, so I have that tied around the waist. And for the lower two pictures, I was experimenting with my elastic belts, both of which were (appropriately enough) also purchased at ModCloth. I think I like the self-tie and brown belt looks the most so far.
As for my Palette Challenge, I haven’t really started the jeans yet (saving the handwork for my usual Thursday night dinner/tv time with the boyfriend, since he doesn’t mind me doing crafty things while we watch shows), but I did get the blouse traced out of the BurdaStyle book last night. And I did get part of the blouse cut out today. It’s just stripe-ish enough of a fabric to slow things down. So hopefully I can find some time to finish that off before the weekend starts.