Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"What are you wearing?!"

on MeMadeMay'18, Day 16


~ I'm postered ~

Yes, that's it.  This sort of just grew on me.  It doesn't quite work, but it's not all bad either.  Those shoes bug me the worst.  Too cloggy.  Everything else is semi-transparent, gauze, lace or chiffon.   Oh well.


~ here I am again, less poster-ized ~


(Ugh, don't look at those shoes.)   

Okay, I had to go to the wayback machine to get this stuff I made and never wore much.   The top is from the Folkwear Greek Island Dress pattern.  The navy gauze dress I renewed in 2011 back when I started Project Minima and then again today, when I raised the side slits to hip height.  The navy gauze pants were also renewed in 2011 by lengthening them with lace I had on hand and the addition of tiny blueberry buttons.


 If you'd like to see some close up pix of the individual pieces, continue after the break:



~ hand-sewn with gold metallic thread ~

~ back view, made of silk chiffon from an old sari ~


~ gauze dress rehab #1 with new top & side inserts ~


~ now with deep side slits ~
 I'm thinking of adding a center front and center back slit to the dress so it shows more of whatever I'm wearing underneath...what do you think?


~ the added frilliness done way back when ~

~ ditto ~
And that's a wrap.
Breaking with tradition, I am not going to show a close up of the shoes with the ensemble because they do not make it work.  It's bad enough as is.
Tomorrow is another day.



6 comments:

  1. I'm swooning over that top! I love the Folkwear patterns but have yet to attempt one, they're so lovely to look at I'm scared of cutting mine up! x

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    1. Ah yes, I can see you in the Greek Island Dress, Vix. Just do it!

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  2. Well I LOVE this outfit - all the drapery, sheer layering. Inspiring! I wondered if the shoes feel so blocky because they blend into the width of the pant? So if the pant were somehow (temporarily) nipped at the ankle - a tie or button or snap - would that help this particular silhouette? Just a thought. But I still find this delightful just as it is!!! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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    1. hmmm, that sound like a good idea, danae rem. Maybe making them more like bloomers would do the trick. I'm not that found of all the lace 7 years later, but with a bit of elastic around the hem, that might make them perfect. Thanks!

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  3. That top is soooo pretty! What if the pants were shorter (cropped, bloomers)? The detail on them is lovely, but it doesn't show up very well when you're wearing them.

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    1. Yes, danae rem suggested something similar that made me think of bloomers. I think running elastic or a ribbon around to gather them up a bit would be just the thing. It would both shorten and alter the line. I'll have a go at it.

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