Monday, April 28, 2014

WHY IS THERE SNOW IN THESE PICTURES?

short answer: because i’m a straight up lousy blogger. because i took the photos of this dress months (weeks?) ago and they’ve been lost in the long dark teatime of my hard drive.

but i love this dress and it’s worth sharing, so here it is.

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this dress was inspired by the dress simple simon and co. did for adventures in dressmaking’s series back in november.

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liZ made a vintage-y babydoll dress. she described it as “high waisted, tightly gathered, shorty short, ridiculously poofy”. yessssss. girlfriend is speaking my language, and i was forced to promptly copy her dress into a version for my littlest.

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it’s a lovely symbiotic relationship: i love seeing ms. elliot here in the poofy fluffy stuff, and she loves wearing it.

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as a matter of fact, that is ALL she wears. dresses, and pink, and fancy shoes. 100% of the time. even to bed—including the fancy shoes. she’s tried (unsuccessfully) to convince us her light up minnie mouse click-clack heels are “night night shoes”. just as we’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to convince her that she can not wear shoes to bed. le sigh.

anyway, about the dress--the white velvet liZ used wasn’t gonna fly for my sloppy little munchkin, so it was a stiffer white bottomweight i ended up with, which really enhances the poofiness factor. ;)

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i used a self-drafted baseball-t style pattern for the top—omitting the neckband and adding a facing, then added lots, and lots, and LOTS of skirt, pleated and gathered to fit. it has a self slip with black tulle, and a tiny black and white trim on the skirt and arm hems.

some pretty black buttons in the back and a simple black ribbon around the waist. done.

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did i keep telling her to pick up things from the ground because i stinking love how it sticks out when she bends over?

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yes, i most certainly did.

did i neglect to realize that when i asked her sister to put black stockings on her for these shots, she wasn’t wearing any panties yet?

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yes, i most certainly did. O.o

enjoy your morning dose of googie badonkadonk. hehehe.

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