This week I have no trauma- as you can see in my eyes I am contemplating using the Blue Fly accessory wall very thoughtfully. Enough hints? Do I need to mention Tim Gunn and the divine Lady Seal by name to let you know that this weeks little creation is from Simplicitys Project Runway Inspiration line?
Well, it is and I’m really pleased with it. I didn’t make the self belt- belts up that high under the bust make me look a little Merman-esque and the back is supposed to have a pleat just like the front, but a few people on Pattern Review hinted that it looked a little back fin-y so I just gathered the back instead. One of my early talents developed as a lowly costume shop slave a million years ago is making covered buttons and I’ve always liked the way they look ,so I threw on quite a few. Don’t worry, Mr Gunn, I was very editorial with my placement!!!
This little frock is my idea of tropical- the theme of my sister inlaws party this weekend. It’s floral and bright and thats really as tropical as I can hang with- when you look this dorky- the jump from ‘tropical’ to ‘silly tourist’ is not a big leap, one must be careful or locals will try to involve you in a shell game or a long cab ride.