I'm aware that in the majority of photos on this blog I look rather stiff and am avoiding eye contact. I wonder if you think I'm a bit snobby. Or perhaps sneaky. Maybe I have some dark, delicious secret I'm not sharing?
Nope. The unromantic truth is that I don't have Oliver's natural skills, and that stiffness is just a result of my inner Ricky Bobby dialogue.
I've been reading Rochelle's (ahem, award winning) photography tips & am feeling inspired to get some better poses & locations.
But the dress! Oh the dress! Do you like it? It's another addition to my everyday wardrobe. I think after a few more of these I should treat myself by sewing with sequins or faux fur, which will remind me why I love sewing with cotton.
As I discovered when meeting with some other lovely bloggers, it also goes well with pizza and cider.
Image stolen from Sophie's instagram.
Can we just take a moment to notice how even for a photo I refused to put down my pizza? I'm a little piggy, yes, but it was delicious. As was the company. As is this dress.
The pattern: Bodice: in-progress sloper. Skirt: Butterick 2779, a 1960s A-Line pattern. I love this pattern & have used it multiple times. It's super simple, flattering, and has just a few darts and a zip.
Fabric: Shell, cotton (?) gifted by Sophie. Lined with cotton voile
Notions: 1 regular zip
Next time: I'm still working on the sloper pattern for the bodice and have a few teeny adjustments, but I adore this dress.