Thursday, May 30, 2019

Day 30 MMM'19: This Ain't Me


~ no, no, no, it ain't me, babe  ~


~ but I had put it on ~


~ so I just went with it ~


~ after all, it's not the end of the world ~


I made this dress long ago, didn't like it then and apparently still don't.  It's modified from Vogue 1312.  At first it felt too small, now it feels too big.  And the fabrics never really worked together.  The top is a stretch medium-weight jersey and the skirt is lightweight gauze.  I added the suspenders thinking it might help both literally and aesthetically.  I also added buttons on either side to gather up some of the excess fabric, from the front and back.   Nothing really helped enough.



~ you got that right ~

For today, I wore the black organza pantaloons underneath which you might catch a glimpse of in one of the photos.  Added a choker I made out of the striped jersey.  Wore some stretch jersey fingerless gloves I made.  And some striped knee sox with the platform Docs I wore already, but hadn't taken a close up shot.  That's as good as I could get.

I doubt if I'll wear it again, or at least not for another several years...

~ les fingeress gloves that I've never taken a picture of before ~

~ there's a glimpse of the pantaloons ~


~ and my Docs from ebay ~



And that's a wrap!


12 comments:

  1. Well I think it looks cool! Maybe a bit big in the shoulders.
    Amazing how sometimes when we take against an outfit we can't reverse it no matter what we do!
    Just loving those tights and boots.
    xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Yeah, it's sort of big all over, but the skirt part doesn't matter so much. Maybe someday I'll do alterations on it. Maybe, when there's nothing else to do in the world. I do luv the boots though.

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  2. Ooooohhhhh!!!! But it's so good!!!!! Edgy and interesting. I understand all the little "buts", however PLEASE keep it!!! Pretty soon the sum will be greater than the parts. And I do love all the parts. xoxoxo

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    1. It's not in my nature to throw things out. So we'll see what happens down the road. I always appreciate your creative input, Jean.

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  3. Oh my word, those shoes!
    Are you on Chicago's North side? We lived on Sheridan Rd and the kids live nr the Addison L.

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    1. Yes, JanF, the background of my pix are a dead giveaway for the typical Chicago neighborhood.

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  4. I adore this and I could not spend a day in it. Heavier skirt than top would just irritate my sense of balance. However, putting the suspenders in as a part of it......yeah. It's been a super fun month getting to see your makes. You are my favorite part of MMM. Thanks so much

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    1. aww, geez SJ Kurtz, glad you enjoyed the MMM parade. Cheers, until the next time then.

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  5. I have to agree, it isn't quite 'you'. I, however, have made this pattern up several times and love it. I did have to redraft the bodice for it to make sense though.

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    1. Oh, what did you do to the bodice, Valerie. I'd luv to see pictures of your makes. I was thinking if I used all the same fabrics and made it in a smaller size it would be better...

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  6. You look fantastic, even though I can see the top is too big. Maybe you should separate them and make a waistband for the skirt as a skirt? My greandmother used to adjust too-big shoulders by means of darts going down from the neckline, I don't know if that idea might be of use?

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    1. Yeah, it's in the "to do something to it rack" for now. I've been thinking of separating this bad marriage so they can have a good match after all. Darts are an idea. We'll see what the future holds...

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