Saturday, 11 September 2010

Self Stitched September 11

Unfortunately, my photographers are finding it tedious to take a photograph of me every day. I am tending to agree with them, but it is amazing how this has encouraged me to actually wear different clothes every day instead of pulling the same old things out all the time.

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Today the weather is warm enough for me to break out the sandals. I am in the shop this morning, then travelling to Brisbane, to have dinner with my Mum, brother, and sister - my sister is visiting very briefly from Melbourne and does not have time to come north to stay with us :(. I am hoping this dress will do for all day, as I am a bit pushed for time, but I am taking a cardigan to Brisbane just in case it is cool this evening.

This dress is a real favourite, and started out as McCalls 5117. I wrote about it here. Although it is linen, which you think might be cool to wear, it is lined in silk, and has sleeves, so is a bit warmer than most of my short sleeved dresses. I tend to wear it most in early spring and in autumn.

7 comments:

Mary said...

That is a lovely dress. Your workmanship is amazing-I read the older post and was intrigued by how you treated the smocked panel.

Mary Nanna said...

I'm with Mary! I did the same thing and blew up the picture of the smocking to get a closer look. Amazing craftswomanship.

Well the photo taking might be tedious but it's nice for us to see the results. Although I don't always leave a comment I do enjoy the posts - especially the silly ones BTW - you need never fear the joke being lost on me.

Debra Martin said...

Very nice! The smocking is beautiful.
:)Deb M.

Handmade said...

A very pretty dress!

Carolyn said...

This dress is just gorgeous. I love it, simply chic.

RuthieK said...

Lovely dress. The neutrals work very well, but I was suprised how much I loved you wearing the purple.

Joy said...

The smocking really is beautiful and it's so nice with the simplicity of the rest of the dress.