I got a freshly made outfit to share, including a few pictures of me wearing it over bank holiday weekend during a Cider festival that Hrh and I attended.
I woke up super early to hem my dress so we could catch the 10 am train to Faversham. It took more time that I intended leaving me with no time to style my hair. Well, a dress well finished is a lot more important.
The weather in the Uk has turned colder last few days but in true brit spirit of “carry on” I braved on wearing a summer dress anyway. “i just finished… I’m wearing it’. Let the cider and the outdoors activities warm me up.
I was the best girl of the day- allegedly…. maybe the guy was trying to make me feel better about my girl throwing technique. I did get my wellie boots over double digit distance. HRH was being competitive throughout the day…..
Even beat one up on me on the bog roll throwing challenge….
All better now after a few undisclosed amount of those…
To soak all that we ate loads of CARBs! YUMMMMMM
We had so much fun!
Enough faffing about my day trip, I bet you are impatient at your the screen asking to know more what I made!
Pattern deeds: Match up from Papercut Midsummer night dream bodice and Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt. Size S//M respectively- Hem size XL,
I originally bought this crepe klein blue pokadot to make a bow blouse. I loved the concept but realised that as I don’t like wearing vintage style clothes, I wouldn’t like the end result.
Yes, I could try to make it more modern but other ideas took and I settled on the cascade skirt. Loved so many versions, specially Heather Lou neon silk!
Then another problem. I don’t have anything to match with the skirt besides white tops…. It would be limiting wardrobe options… It had to be a dress!!!
I loved my first version of the papercut dress but I didn’t want to repeat the pattern as was until the old version needs replacing. So pattern match up was conceived.
What I love about this:
The blue is gorgeous and the fabric drapes beautifully
I love wrap dresses
Perfect summer vibe
What I’m unsure about it:
The front hem is way too high//short.
The back hem is way too long
When the skirt is closed, the effect looks great!
But, hey… It’s the UK! And its windy!!!!
Before leaving the house Hrh pointed out how risky this outfit was, so I tucked in the end of the inside skirt under the side of my underwear for the day. I didn’t flash anyone but I did felt a bit worried….
Definitely not an outfit to ride a bike either…
There are few tutorials on how to secure the skirt properly to avoid it flying. I’m not in love with this dress…What i’m unsure it’s the skirt proportions…. What do you think?