After a slight obsession with this dress lasting many a moon, I found myself with so many things to do that my only choice was for spend half an hour doodling around etsy. I luuuurve this fabric, and I really want this dress but I think I might opt for a more mass transit friendly skirt. Here are all the pretty yellow rose options I found on etsy.
Sigh… Alright I am going to bite the bullet and go write my cover letter now. Or watch Dr Who.
So it has come to my attention that me and Miss Frizzle of Magic Schoolbus fame kind of have the same sense of style. Which I have decided is awesome. I am going to have to so upstairs to the storage room of doom and see it I can dig out my old Magic Schoolbus books. They were the best, but I don’t think I paid any attention to what anyone was wearing the first time around. Miss Frizzle seems like a pretty awesome role model sartorial or otherwise. I think my next project (number 281 on the list) will be science themed shirtdress.
Seriously, I really want this dress.
K just had to add this in case there are other geeks out there who would wish to geek out over this. Also, where do I get a shirtdress with sonic screwdrivers on it because I need one.
I finally finished this dress! I say finally not because I was strapped for time, or it was that labour intensive (which it was a little), but because I went to the fabric store three times before I remembered to buy black serger thread, which is, of course, what I went there for in the first place. All three times. Seriously am I getting senile? I hear older people talking about how they went upstairs to get something and then forgot what they went up to get and I’m like ‘oh don’t worry I do that all the time’.
I made this one out of an a sarong someone gave me a long time ago. I like the idea that the fabric has been to warm and sunny places. I think that’s the reason I like vintage so much, I love to imagine all the places that a garment has been and all the things it has seen. This one is a little big in the bust for me so I am releasing it Etsy in the hopes that some more well endowed gal will take it home and love it. This will be the first dress I post on Etsy, and if someone buys it the first dress I sell as a graduated fashion designer. Exciting!
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