I have a patient husband, one who indulges me when I ask him to do a photoshoot with me. A photoshoot that includes props. And wardrobe changes. How else was I going to show you the dresses I’ve made? These are my second, third, and fourth dresses made from a pattern (my first was a few years ago). I’ve made other dresses just by eyeballing, cutting, and sewing, but most of those haven’t turned out too well.
Yep, you’ve seen this one before, but I decided to throw it in, anyway.
Here’s the dress that I made and wore to the wedding I attended on Saturday. Despite taking several pictures, we couldn’t get a good one of me standing up in the dress, so I’ll have to show you next time I wear it.
Dress #3 – gingham!
Originally, I wanted a big, swingy circle skirt for the gingham dress, but I just didn’t have enough fabric. I’d purchased the gingham a couple years ago, wanting to make a shirtdress like one I’d seen on Kiera Knightley, but I’d never quite figured out how. But now I have a new dress that was basically free! (I’d bought the supplies long ago, and just dug them out of my stash, so they felt free to me!)
I’m not sure I could pick a favorite dress out of these three, but right now I’m loving the gingham one. The green one is my eldest child – I made all my mistakes on her. She was strong-willed, but I struggled with her until she developed into a beautiful young lady. The coral one is my middle – somewhat easier to handle, but with adjustment problems. And the gingham is my baby – I coddled her and fussed over her, and I had a better idea of what I was doing. There’s also the thrill of the new, since I haven’t worn her outside of my backyard yet. I’m excited to style her up – what’s more summery and fun than gingham?
During our shoot, Daniel kept reminding me that he’s not a photographer. “You’re my photographer,” I said, and I really do think he’s getting better at taking my photos. Now if only I were better at posing for them!
Have a beautiful evening!