Monday, July 2, 2012

the amazing technicolor dream...dress

i have had this insane fabric sitting around for probably 2 years now.  i had no idea what to do with it or why i even bought it.  thanks fabric.com for tempting my sometimes overly impulsive purchasing habits.

same new look pattern as the prior dress but only for the bodice.  i attempted some slight resizing [fail] and instead of sleeves i added quadruple straps.  the back is partially open [giant button and 7" zipper instead of 22"] cos apparently this summer in maine has been declared "hot as balls" pretty much daily. 
with the remaining fabric [there were probably 2 yards to start with] i made a hybrid circle/fishtail skirt which i do believe turned out surprisingly well.
i guess the only issue now is... where in the hell would i ever wear this dress?  in my future career as a construction site flagger?  when i audition for clown college?  perhaps in a test for genetically inherited colorblindness?  cohosting reading rainbow?  signaling airplanes on the tarmac?  making up implausible scenarios the host of a children's show?
ever so slightly toned down with a belt and blazer..

6 comments:

  1. Summer picnic fun! Or if you insist on adding this to your work wardrobe, hehehe, maybe Friday casual?

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  2. oranges_and_applesJuly 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    oh my god, that fabric is THE BEST! You could wear it on a night out, no? I would!

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  3. hahha i dont know that this dress will be worn to work anytime soon.. perhaps if we change from casual to crazy fridays!

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  4. in trying to think of an evening event i would wear the dress to.. all i can come up with is some kind of outdoor hippie fest. now if only woodstock were being held again.

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  5. wow. that is...something.

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