Monday, September 2, 2019

Another Hot House Dress...


 with another obi

~ yes, you have spoken ~

when I showed my first Hot House Dress posted here.



~ and I listened ~


So I rounded up all the obi-type patterns I had in my stash (who knew?!) V9255, V1244, V1301, S5839, M7270, B6698 and B6267.  Not to mention all the online free ones.

Then I found V1704 on ebay that showed exactly what I had "made" from a scrap piece of chiffon for that first Hot House dress.  I had to get it.  So I did.


~ and voila ~

Another obi-like thingy made in chiffon from my stash.  Only this time I cut in out from a pattern.  Only I didn't bother to hem all the edges.  puleeze.




~ it's a bit larger than the previous one ~


~ but I luv the way it works with the dress ~



I should've taken a photo without it so you could see the difference.   Oh well.

Anyway, this dress is made from challis and hangs/ feels differently from the others.  Heavier, drapey-er.  I put more lace on it too.  I have tons of lace in every color.  Don't ask.  I've been trying to use lace that doesn't particularly match with the dress, so this has pale blue with lavender.  My first had hot pink with yellow.



~ But I did take photos of this get-up ~
The Hot House Dress Going to Market




~ blurred, so posterized to make it arty ~


~ and mary jane docs from ebay, awww ~


Now it's time for Patti at Not Dead Yet Style, then Catherine at I Will Wear What I Like when she goes live.  Come on by.



16 comments:

  1. Love your Obi and the tale behind it.

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    1. Yes, it happen just that way. I'm off to obi-fy everything now. Okay, not every thing...

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  2. So glad we inspired the obi trend! Does look fabulous with the lilac and blue lace, another great outfit.

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    1. Me too, tpotty. I didn't really like this dress much until it got obi-ed. I think it helped lighten it up.

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  3. You must get stopped all the time with people asking, oh, where did you get that!? I love how you farked the pattern of the dress to get exactly what you wanted, the first time and this time. And the obi belt is fantastic yet again. You set my imagination spinning.

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    1. Hey Melanie! So nice to hear from you, that with all your world travels and being a schtar all across the universe. Farking in style as you know best, being the Empress of Farkdom. And my, my, your imagination never stops spinning, it's a time traveler back and forth and in-between. Like your frockcoat with ruffles of today. Always a best of look, yes.

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  4. Fabulous dress! I love the mix of prints and colours in this outfit!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks, stylesplash. I do think the colors play well together.

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  5. I love the housedress and apron-like obi combination! It's practical and beautiful, like the way married japanese women have short- sleeved kimonos and ways to tie back their sleeves since they work (and unmarried women have long sleeves on their kimonos because their job is to be beautiful and float ethereally above the drudgery of housework-- until they marry, that is! ).

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    1. Ah yes, it is an apron-like obi. And then, of course it goes perfectly with a house dress, doesn't it? That's me alright, always going for practical beauty.

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  6. What a nice color combination. The obi almost looks like a scarf put to double duty. I'm really liking the toile jacket over top--did you make it too?

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    1. The obi is an odd shape, but sure it could be worn as a scarf. Why not? I bought the jacket about 30 years ago (who knows where) and never wore it much. I guess its time had come today.

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  7. Love that house dress, the colour is sublime. I've got some Docs that would match those lavender shades a treat! x

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    1. oh, oh, but I know we don't wear the same size shoes, Vix. Drat that. Am I right? Even though you're way smaller than I am, in the shoes department I believe I'm the small fry.

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  8. The fabrics you've chosen for your "house dresses" are so pretty!

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