Monday, October 3, 2011
Vogue 1250 - Take 3
This is my third version of this dress, and there will be a fourth, simply because I have to have one in black, eventually. It's the perfect little black dress.
That being said, this time around it's the perfect little black, white and gray dress.
I made a few tweaks this time, changing the shoulder tucks/pleats into gathers. It makes for a softer look on the body and the drape actually works a little better for me. I think it's a personal, body-shape issue; depending on the weight of the knit, looking down at that pleat cascading into a drape over my chest feels more like I'm wearing a valance, and I've never wanted to be Scarlett O'Hara and wear the drapes!
So, a dress and a top from this fabric. Even better.
And last weekend my handyman came over and installed an outdoor outlet so I can put a light in the coop this winter for warmth and to keep their water from freezing. Not much else to report on the poultry front - I have to say, I like having their eggs, but I don't find them tremendously interesting. I think they feel the same about me, so at least we're even.