Hey everyone, do I still have any readers out there? I won't be surprised if I don't. I know I keep leaving for long periods of time, but there's always so many things to do and then before I know it a month has passed. This dress is probably at least three months old now, and I've got a few more things after it that I haven't even had a chance to shoot yet.
I'm sorry in advance, we didn't get very many photos where you can see the dress in all of it's glory. It's a combination of the fact that my wardrobe is largely black, and the cold & gloomy day we shot on. In any case...this dress is self drafted and huge. I drafted it using a block that has 4 inches of ease, and then I just slashed and spread the pieces even more, so the initial ease probably doesn't even matter when all of it is said and done. The sleeves are ones I jacked from my fitted block and I like the roll them up when I wear this dress. There isn't much else to say, construction-wise. This was a really quick and simple make that gets a lot of wear (my favourite type of thing). In hindsight, I wish I had gotten some photos of it unbelted, since I like to wear it that way as well. I may just shoot it again with bare legs.
I used this fantastic modal rayon jersey from Dharma Trading. They've been out of the black for quite a while now, which sucks because I want to buy a whole bolt, but hopefully they'll have some back in stock soon. The drape on this stuff is gorgeous and it feels like I'm wearing butter. I tend to wear a lot of jersey so I already have a few things planned for it when I can order more fabric.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my dress, and please let me know if there's anything else you'd like to be seeing on my blog. I could try to do more tutorials, but I'm never sure what you guys would find useful.
A million thanks to my friend Connor for braving the cold with me to take these photos.
This article on Racked was super interesting to me. I'm so excited that this generation is starting to make a dent in companies that are consistently unethical.
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If this post reads like it was rushed at all, it's only because I love pizza more than I love blogging. But I do love all of you reading, and I hope you all have a fantastic week. Or month. Or year. Until next time!