So now it's the end of April and I ended up with only two Laurels: a sleeveless blouse, which is somewhere in my laundry bin, and a dress. A sort of sixties, scalloped-hem lace shift!
I did have a little hiccup with the fit -- in fact, I almost chucked this dress at one point. For some reason, even though I tested the fit with the blouse, the dress was about 6 inches too large all around. I didn't take any photos, but if you can imagine a lace potato sack then you're not far off. But I did not want to give up after all that underlining, so I proceeded to skim in an inch and a half from both side seams. And now that it's finished, I'm glad I persevered!
It's not exactly work appropriate... at least not for my work, which can get a little dirty. But I think it will be perfect for summer parties because it is such a breezy style! And it looks great over tights, so I suspect it might become my easy holiday party dress, too.
|I love the hem -- and my sweet little dog, too.|
My other goal, which sort of relies on attempting MMM'13, is to find the holes in my closet as well as to ferret out the things I never wear. (I've been doing a little of it here and there since moving and losing a LOT of closet space, but I want to really REALLY do it now. So MMM is the push I need to get the wardrobe I need.) So here goes!