Tuesday, July 20, 2010
All remixed except cami
dress: custom made in Vietnam
flip flops: Rainbow
Y'all, this is the halfway point! I'm so excited! The rest of my closet is even more excited than I am.
I threw this wrap dress into my 30x30 mix because I love it. It's bright and summery and comfortable, so I figured, I can make it work. It's been mocking me until today, though. There it is, among all my practical 30x30 pieces just daring me to do something different with it.
This is the most creative I've ever gotten with a wrap dress: I put a belt over it. A belt over the self ties that hold it closed. Yes, that's a lot going on around my waist, but I feel like it really gave me some more definition.
Again, it's hot, so I put on some earrings and went on with my day. My day revolved around reading Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo and trying to follow this tutorial here with my remedial sewing skills. So far I'm at about step five.
I'm using a repurposed thrifted curtain for this project, so I spent quite a bit of time ripping out seams and ironing my fabric. Y'all, I can't even TELL you how nervous I was to cut my fabric. I keep having flashbacks to seventh grade home ec and how AWFUL I was at sewing back then, but I have to say things are going a lot better this time around. Hopefully I'll have some pictures for you tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. It could be tragic; there are pockets involved....
But enough about my sewing exploits. B. decided he wanted to be on the blog today:
pants: J Crew - gift from my parents
He got home and said, "I like my outfit today." I asked him if he wanted to be on the blog, and he brought me the camera. And then he made fun of me by copying my pose. You see that? Hands on hips, looking away from the camera? Ha ha, B. Very funny.
Kiku, on the other hand, won't stay still for a picture.