I was playing with the red dress a bit more today, when I decided that I really just didn't like it. The fit was fine, the color was nice, the style was interesting, but I didn't feel they went together. Its fairly rare that I wear bright red, and rarer still that I wear a lot of it all at once - and there was nothing it seemed appropriate for - the combination of the cut and the color made it simultaneously too... showy and too staid all at once. (I was fairly impressed by that actually) So -- I turned it into a skirt, which actually made everything ten times easier -- as its a knit, I just sewed up the back, hemmed it and did a rolled waist, and bam! skirt! (with the added bonus of being able to pull it down to cover my knee-caps) I'm not totally sure what I'll wear it with - as I said, I rarely do red - but I have a green shirt that I think makes me look more like an upside down flower than a Christmas ornament, so probably with that. When I bought the fabric, the intent was to expand the color palate I usually wear, so I guess it will fulfill its purpose. Anyhow, this is officially stash-bust #4 of the current count.
Not that I thought the dress was a bad idea at all but how I love that skirt! I bet it hangs & swings, doesn't need ironing & is the perfect travel wear .... what's not to love? The colour is also adorable - I hope you have a lot of fun in it!!ReplyDelete
Is that a belly button? How scandalous!ReplyDelete