Sadly, there hasn’t been much point to documenting outfits over the past few months – I usually only dress up to go out for an evening, and the light is been poor for photos. It’s so hot during the day that I usually wear little more than light cotton dresses, plaited hair and lots of sunscreen.
However, today was a special day for a house brunch potluck that lasted for hours and hours. I love potlucks – so intimate, so much lounging, long languid conversations, and lots of sweets. Amid the build your own Bloody Mary/Maria bar, there nestled cornishons, garlic stuffed green olives, and freshly juiced jalapeños. You know I ate half of a giant watermelon! MMMM!!
I found this dress a few weeks ago and was decidedly against it because it was a floor-length number. When
I returned to the store yesterday, it was still unclaimed. I brought it home and drug out my old Pfaff machine from the closet. This machine and I fight. A lot. I wrote on her with permanent marker because I kept forgetting where the feed dog lever was versus the tension rod, and she repays me with crooked seams and tight tension in dark crevices that I’m afraid to poke around in with my needle. Suffice to say, I spend a lot of time picking at backward seams with my seam ripper. HOWEVER I spent a good hour watching John Waters’ This Filthy World while pinning and sewing, and when I was done, I thought to myself, Hot damn! I can do something right!
With the leftover fabric, I fashioned little bows and glued pincurl clips to the backs of them so that they might match my shoes. The polka dot stockings were quite nice to wear in the heat and didn’t smother as I thought they would. Are you ready for a mannequin pose? Here it is!