Most of the stuff I make is for my adorable kid. But ya know, I think this year
I may just have to make some clothing for moi.
So, may I present a project in the works -- the Socialite Dress by Anna Maria Horner!
When I typed this the first time I wrote "Socialist" instead of Socialite. Haha.
And....with this pattern I GUESS I need a muslin.
Before I show you my muslin fabric - here's the fabric I'm thinking for this dress:
I think the loose fit of this dress might work for my weird bodyshape combo. Like most women, my upper body measurements don't match the bottom ones. I don't like to brag but I'm happy to say I have quite a nice derriere. Not too big, slim hips, and quite cute. (blush) Unfortunately my belly makes up for all that backside perkiness by sticking out unattractively and pouchy. (I would blame Delilah but if you saw the chocolate stash in my desk drawer you would know the truth.) Up top I have broad shoulders and a bodacious chest.
Purchased online from J and O Fabrics.
Yeah CAMO! A friend of mine got me thinking about camo when she wore a camo jacket with some cool bright orange dragon embroidery on it. It was hipster fabulous. Then I saw some pieces by Junya Watanabe made from camo that were just COOL. Dresses and skirts with crazy ruffles and folds. I'm not prepared to layout a cool thousand on one of his awesome camo creations, so this simple Socialite dress will be my version. Perhaps if I can get the thing to fit, then I will add a ruffle at the hem as an homage to Watanabe.
And it's not like camo fabric is going to run out. The designer fabrics come and go, but I can always get more camo, right?!
But hopefully my camo dress will be FABULOUS! Check it out, camo dresses can be so dreamy!
Fabulous camo gown by Gary Harvey made from recycled army jackets. Swoon. (oh click on that link - fabulous dresses to see!)
And Ohhhh, I like this one! Michael Kors , yes yes yes!
Unfortunately, not everyone does camo with so much style. This one is a Balmain. Available for purchase for just over a thousand bucks. Yuck.
I was thrilled that "Don't ask, don't tell" was repealled. But let's not get carried away and put sequins on our camouflage, please.
What do you think of camo? Would you wear a camo dress?
Wish me luck. I'll share my results, good or bad!