Thoughts on the dress:
You've seen this exact ensemble before, when I introduced this dress here on the blog. I was pretty happy with how these raspberry pink sandals went with it, really says "summer!" I think. I just may have been saving this dress for this special occasion this month... :) It received several nice compliments from friends, which is always a plus, hehe. It is super comfortable to wear, and the skirts ripple and swish most satisfyingly around your legs as you walk, and in the breeze, so I'm pretty happy with it. I can see it getting a lot more use for barbies, parties and get-togethers over the next few months as the social season starts to kick in and roar into life. The last few years my party dresses have been relatively colourless (the three lace dresses I wore recently during this month; the pink, the beige-and-silver and the beige-and-black, are all ex-party dresses from previous years) So you can see this super-saturation in colour is a big departure. Good to have something different once in a while, yes? I reckon it's always wise to be well prepared with a fab party dress way in advance of the social season. The last thing you want is to be madly running up some complicated number in panicky desperation mere hours before a big event. Much better to have worked through any problems of a pattern and/or fabric in a stress-free environment... and I've already discussed the teething problems I had with this pattern! But it all worked out to the best in the end; realistically if I'd ended up with the planned white version working out then that would have been yet another colourless party dress, right? So it was meant to be, I reckon.
Dress; made utilising the twisted front design from Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi, teal silk jersey and with a yellow lycra petticoat of my own design underneath, details here
Sandals; Pedro Miralles, from Soletta shoes
Self-stitched September; I was planning to write some
I've written before about how one tiny seed of negativity can sadly and wrongly wipe out a whole host of positivity. It is wrong and it shouldn't be that way. But it just is. So I am a bit doubtful if I want to go there again.
But to finish on a positive note; the other nesting black swan I mentioned has successfully hatched her brood today (or last night maybe, in between yesterday's walk and today's walk anyway...) I was thrilled to see four cygnets in this batch... So it is baby season in a big way down at the river... here are some more brand new families that I have seen over the last few days. Please enjoy the baby bird cuteness!