Leanne Marshall’s new Simplicity line (only 2 patterns-sigh…) is very much to my liking. You know I picture myself as a swishy, delicate flower, these dresses really speak to that.
I made the less ruffly view- these hips weren’t made for rufflin’ you know? Have I mentioned that posing for pictures is acutely painful?
As another blogger mentioned- the waist pleat detail was explained a little strangely, but I think I ended up with a reasonable replica. As usual I gathered the waist to best suit my softly rounded areas- putting most of the gathers off the stomache- Lord knows, I’m already fairly gathered there already…..
The only other hurdle was the intricate flipping, tacking and general molesting of the shoulder ruffles. I pictured Ms Marshall having a lengthy convo with Mr Kors over them:
My only real issue is that it’s not tremendously practical. I raised the neckline about 2 inches and still, it’s the perfect dress to wear to your own autopsy. Keeping the bunnies in the hutch will be an issue. I’ll practice my ‘bunny dip’ and try not to scare the village children. Seriously- most of the outtakes from this front yard adventure involved breastal glare and possibly neighbor glare, too. I think this last pic is viciously domestic, don’t you think?
Oh, and to Kat: My first use of the Mystery Make notions is featured on the hem of this frock…dig those chubby knees!
photo credits: pattern review, meadhawg, google images